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  • Worst of all is the lead dust in the white-lead trades.

    THE PRECARIOUSNESS OF LIFE

  • And here are a few specific cases of white-lead poisoning: -

    THE PRECARIOUSNESS OF LIFE

  • Here is a description of the typical dissolution of a young, healthy, well-developed girl who goes to work in a white-lead factory: -

    THE PRECARIOUSNESS OF LIFE

  • Mr. Vaughan Nash, speaking of the unborn generation, says: "The children of the white-lead worker enter the world, as a rule, only to die from the convulsions of lead poisoning -- they are either born prematurely, or die within the first year."

    THE PRECARIOUSNESS OF LIFE

  • But besides, lead is naturally cold, as that which, being dissolved in vinegar, makes the coldest of all poisons, called white-lead; and stones, by reason of their density, raise cold in the bottom of the water.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • But besides, lead is naturally cold, as that which, being dissolved in vinegar, makes the coldest of all poisons, called white-lead; and stones, by reason of their density, raise cold in the bottom of the water.

    Symposiacs

  • But thou sayest, methinks that white-lead chapter about whiteness is but a white flag hung out from a craven soul; thou surrenderest to a hypo, Ishmael.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • No, no! as she is there, she can still deceive; but if this white-lead is washed off, her wrinkles will come out plainly.

    Plutus

  • Albert le Grand (1193-1280) succeeded in producing potassium lye, and was the first to describe the chemical composition of cinnabar, white-lead and minium.

    FallNet - a pack of gnomes, trolls and gargoyles

  • Mandela was imprisoned by South Africa's white-lead government for

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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