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- a unit length used to ascertain the linear density of yarns.
- a count or number representing units of linear measure per pound in linen or cotton yarn: a 20-lea yarn.
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Examples from the Web for lea
Glee actress Lea Michele was seemingly dissed by Jessica Lange on the red carpet.
And so the problem seems to be that Lea Michele and Anne Hathaway are too good.
Reportedly, he wants to star Lea Michele in a production based on another ex-Streisand vehicle, Funny Girl.‘The Normal Heart’ and Hope in the Battlefield of AIDS|Michael Musto|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Actresses, mainly: Julianne Hough, Katharine McPhee, Lea Michele.How 'Billy on the Street' Star Billy Eichner Turned Screaming at Strangers Into Comedy Gold|Kevin Fallon|March 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She talks to Lea Carpenter about why fiction can tell this story so powerfully.Susan Minot on Africa, Joseph Kony, and the Limits of Writing About Love|Lea Carpenter|February 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This I am aware is the regulation mode amongst Thames and Lea roach anglers; but its clumsiness always forbade my cultivating it.Lines in Pleasant Places|William Senior
And the sea is quieter: we are already in the lea of the harbour-curve.Sea and Sardinia|D. H. Lawrence
It was while at this camp that we cut for the first time some Lea dura as firing for the launch.Through the Heart of Patagonia|H. Hesketh Prichard
The Lea Bailey Copse (north) consists of young copsewood well stored with oaks, growing on their own butts.The Forest of Dean|H. G. Nicholls
Broxbourne, a large village near the river Lea and New River, is a favourite fishing resort.Hertfordshire|Herbert W Tompkins
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Word Origin and History for lea
Old English leah "open field, meadow, piece of untilled ground," earlier læch, recorded in place names, from Proto-Germanic *laukhaz (cf. Old High German loh "cluster of bushes," and probably also Flemish -loo, which forms the second element in Waterloo), from PIE *louquo- (cf. Sanskrit lokah "open space," Latin lucus "grove," Lithuanian laukas "open field"), perhaps from or related to *leuk- "to shine, be bright" (see light (n.)).