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Nevertheless Monsieur de Biancourt was always on his guard, and often sent the boat on ahead with the sounding-lead.
In many places it reaches a depth of 600 feet, and occasionally the sounding-lead plunges down for upwards of 700 feet.Fragments of Earth Lore|James Geikie
In the outer harbour the pilots recognize the approach of banks by the sand which is brought up by the sounding-lead.The Argentine Republic|Pierre Denis
Beyond this depth the sounding-lead rests, not upon the wall-like face of the reef, but on the ordinary shelving sea-bottom.Autobiography and Selected Essays|Thomas Henry Huxley
I have a question for thee alone, my brother: like a sounding-lead, cast I this question into thy soul, that I may know its depth.Thus Spake Zarathustra|Friedrich Nietzsche