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pig lead

[led]
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noun
  1. lead molded in pigs.

Origin of pig lead

First recorded in 1785–95
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Examples from the Web for pig lead

Historical Examples

  • The purport of such works is the conversion of pig-lead into white-lead.

    The Uncommercial Traveller

    Charles Dickens

  • While his diving-bell boat was building, a barge loaded with pig-lead sank in the rapids at Keokuk, 212 miles from Saint Louis.

    James B. Eads

    Louis How