from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To remove the lead from.
  • transitive v. Printing To extricate the leads from between (lines of type).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In printing, to remove the leads from (composed types).


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  • Northanymbr. _, has "unlead, nomen opprobrii;" but he gives a false derivation: Grose, in his _Provincial Glossary_, "unleed or unlead, a general name for any crawling venomous creature, as a toad,

    Notes and Queries, Number 27, May 4, 1850


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