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ley

[ ley ]
/ leɪ /
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noun
a pewter containing about 80 percent tin and 20 percent lead.
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Origin of ley

Aphetic variant of obsolete aleyalloy
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British Dictionary definitions for ley

ley
/ (leɪ, liː) /

noun
arable land put down to grass; grassland or pastureland
Also called: ley line a line joining two prominent points in the landscape, thought to be the line of a prehistoric track

Word Origin for ley

C14: variant of lea 1
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