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  • n. Plural form of lede.


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  • Now we have abundant examples of the use of the word ledes in old English; not only for _people_, but for _riches_, _goods_, _movable property_.

    Notes and Queries, Number 27, May 4, 1850

  • You know, next to dictionary definitions and one-word ledes like "War" or "Abortion"?

    Nick Mamatas' Journal

  • In "The John Lardner Reader," we find him knocking out great ledes, like this classic, concerning the untimely death of a boxer: "Stanley Ketchel was twenty-four years old when he was fatally shot in the back by the common-law husband of the lady who was cooking his breakfast."

    In Brief: Sports

  • The media has pretty reliably promulgated the top-line statistics involved -- payrolls grew by 431,000 jobs, unemployment rate drops to 9.7 -- but these really bury the less-rosy ledes.

    Rosy Top-Line Masks Utterly Dismal Employment Numbers

  • They don't make ledes quite like this anymore, either; not too many current sports editors would go for this.

    Neal Olkewicz and his vintage photos

  • Should I believe the screaming ledes out of New York or the candidates words and actions?

    Times/CBS Poll: Iraq Still a Dividing Line - The Caucus Blog -

  • Experiment with your writing, from different types of ledes to various types of storytelling to humor to emotion.

    10 Tips for Getting Started as a Freelancer | Write to Done

  • Newspapers assume too much prior knowledge, so PATCi consists of news articles with ledes like this: "The leaders of the world's eight most industrialised nations - Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and the United States - currently meeting at the 'Group of Eight' (G8) summit in Japan, are today expected to set a global target of cutting carbon emissions by at least 50% by 2050 in an effort to tackle global warming."

    July 10th, 2008

  • I find that even my attempts at straight news ledes on new developments here come out like mangled Proust.

    Preach It, Brother Tim

  • I was looking at ledes at googlenews and I'm seeing that Palin has exactly 2 weeks to come clean, quit lying and tell us who she is.

    McCain Declines To Condemn Virginia Republican's Comparison Of Obama And Osama


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