The instructor would give you a lead line and a slate board, and drop you into the water.
In trying for soundings with a lead line none could be found, so that I really think the beach is steep also.
It rose seven feet and a half by the lead line in the night of the 20th; and there were two tides in the twenty-four hours.
And, towards night, they saw one of the sailors getting the lead line ready.
No more was said, and, winding up his lead line, the captain had the rowboat turned around and headed for the island.
Cast the lead line over and see if you can locate the mine, lads.
Then the men with the lead line and lantern came along, and we took several casts of the lead.
So I'll throw my own lead line, though I hear as how there are no soundings in the ocean of God's mercy.
After a moment's pause, to give time for the lead line to sink completely, Ned jerked the cord and began to draw in.
Captain Davenport held the lead line and watched it sag off to the northeast.
lead line n.
An irregular dark deposit in the gums occurring in lead poisoning.