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The first named underwriting syndicate on a Lloyd's insurance policy. When a broker seeks to cover a risk he will first try to get a large syndicate to act as lead, which encourages ...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

... 1 lēd v. be in charge or command...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

... 2 led n. 1 a lead casting suspended on a line to determine the depth of water. 2 ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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2013
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Music
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42 words

... Principal player or melodic line. In big band jazz it refers to principal instr of each section. In rock the lead singer is responsible for main vocal parts of a song; the lead guitarist plays melodies, riffs , and...

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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2018

...lead ( Pb ) A dense, malleable metal that has many industrial uses both in its metallic form and in organic compounds, and almost all of which are poisonous. Lead was used from 6000 bce until the mid or late 20th century in domestic utensils, water pipes, molding, roofing, etc. Lead forms poisonous salts with “soft” acidic water, and its use in water supply systems is now prohibited. Calcium compounds can be added to drinking water to reduce acidity and the risk of lead leaching in localities with old housing served by lead pipes. Lead is also used...

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (6 ed.)

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...Lead , South Dakota/USA Founded in 1876 after the discovery of gold, its name comes from the lode mines, an outcrop of ore being called a ‘lead...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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... 1 (noun) The ancient alchemists called the element saturn . The lead, or blacklead, of a lead pencil contains no lead at all, but is composed of plumbago or graphite, an almost pure carbon with a touch of iron. It was so named in the 16th century when it was thought to be made of the metal or at least contain it. Leads, The The prison in Venice in which casanova was incarcerated and from which he escaped. Go down like a lead balloon, To See under go . Swing the lead, To See under swing...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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... ( symbol Pb ) Metallic element of group IV of the periodic table, known from ancient times. Its chief ore is galena (lead sulphide), from which lead is obtained by roasting. Exposure to lead from paints, pipes, petrol and other sources can lead to lead poisoning. Soft and malleable, it is used as a shield for X-rays and nuclear radiation, and in plumbing, batteries, cable sheaths, and alloys such as pewter and solder. Chemically, lead is unreactive and a poor conductor of electricity. Properties: at.no. 82; r.a.m. 207.19; r.d. 11.35; m.p. 327.5°C...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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48 words

... [Ma] A soft, heavy, silvery‐coloured metal (Pb) with a low melting point that was alloyed with copper and tin to form lead‐bronze for much of later prehistory. In classical times lead was commonly used on its own for making pipes, roofing plates, and coffins, amongst other...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

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2007
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Classical studies, History
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... is mined in part for the extraction of silver from its ores. Some of the major sources in the Greek world were located at Laurium , on Siphnos, and in Macedonia . In the western Mediterranean, lead was mined on Sardinia and in Etruria ( see etruscans ). Roman extraction took place in Spain , Gaul , and Britain . Stamped lead ‘pigs’ show that lead was being extracted from the Mendips soon after the Roman invasion of Britain. Buildings associated with the extraction of silver from the argentiferous lead ore have been excavated at Laurium. In the Greek...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
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... , A base metal which in medieval Europe was valued for its impermeability (and so was used for roofs, water pipes, and font linings) and for its malleability. The principal sources of lead were mines in England (Derbyshire and the Mendip Hills), Germany (Saxony), Austria (Carinthia), and southern Spain. In the sixteenth century the Roman practice of using lead for outdoor sculptures was revived. Lead was sometimes hammered or beaten into shape, but could also be melted and cast. It was also alloyed with tin to make pewter . Lead was also used for taking...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (4 ed.)

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... the blind leading the blind : see blind . get the lead out move or work more quickly; hurry up. North American informal 🅘 This expression originated as mid-20th-century jazz slang, meaning ‘play at a brisk speed’. A fuller version is get the lead out of your pants . Renowned for its weight, the metal lead appears in a number of expressions as a metaphor for inertness or heaviness ( see, for example, go down like a lead balloon below and swing the lead at swing ). go down ( or over ) like a lead balloon (especially of a speech,...

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Helen Bettinson, Richard Smart, A. Dinsmoor Webb, and Jancis Robinson

The Oxford Companion to Wine (4 ed.)

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...not only from the wilful addition of lead to wine. The Romans heated grape juice in lead vessels in order to produce sapa , a sweet concentrate used as a wine additive and in cooking, and even in the 19th century wine bottles were cleaned with lead shot, thereby contaminating the wine. Helen Bettinson Viticultural aspects Grapes containing lead may produce wine containing lead. Recent health concerns about lead in wine have led to studies of lead in grapes. There are two principal sources of lead. One is from lead-rich automobile exhaust particles...

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (5 ed.)

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2014

... The first named underwriting syndicate on a Lloyd's insurance policy. When a broker seeks to cover a risk he will first try to get a large syndicate to act as lead, which encourages smaller syndicates to cover a share of the risk. The premium rate is calculated by the lead; if others wish to join in the risk they have to insure at that rate. On a collective policy the lead insurer is the first insurer on the schedule of insurers; he issues the policy, collects the premiums, and distributes the proportions to the...

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A Dictionary of Marketing (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
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... A potential customer who has been identified as being interested in a product or service. Leads will typically be converted into actual sales...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
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96 words

... The first named underwriting syndicate on a Lloyd’s insurance policy. When a broker seeks to cover a risk he will first try to get a large syndicate to act as lead, which encourages smaller syndicates to cover a share of the risk. The premium rate is calculated by the lead; if others wish to join in the risk they have to insure at that rate. On a collective policy the lead insurer is the first insurer on the schedule of insurers; he issues the policy, collects the premiums, and distributes the proportions to the...

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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2020

... A non-ferrous metal, chemical formula Pb, that is malleable, ductile, and dense. Lead is commonly used in construction in sheet form for roofing, flashings, and lead sheet cladding. Lead is dense and heavy (density 11,300 kg/m 3 ), but it is quite corrosion-resistant. It can be bent and folded repeatedly without failing, which is useful when forming flashings for roofing purposes. It melts at a very low temperature of 327°C. It is also alloyed with tin to form solder ; this is used mainly for making electrical and plumbing...

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

... The first named underwriting syndicate on a Lloyd’s insurance policy. When a broker seeks to cover a risk he will first try to get a large syndicate to act as lead, which encourages smaller syndicates to cover a share of the risk. The premium rate is calculated by the lead; if others wish to join in the risk they have to insure at that rate. On a collective policy the lead insurer is the first insurer on the schedule of insurers; he issues the policy, collects the premiums, and distributes the proportions to the...

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
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52 words

... A metal found in the * Sinai peninsula and (Ezek. 27: 12) in * Tarshish (a town in the west, Jonah 1: 3) and mentioned in Job (19: 24), where he pleads that his words could be chiselled out of a rock and filled with lead to ensure that they would never...

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A Dictionary of Weather (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008

... A long, navigable stretch of open water in pack ice , which may be several kilometres wide, as distinct from a narrow lane , or the extensive area known as a polynia...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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89 words

... was mined and smelted during the Roman period. The great growth of the industry occurred after 1570 , particularly in the 17th century. The industry experienced boom conditions in the 1750s and 1760s and again from the late 1780s until 1796 . The lead industry underwent prolonged periods of depression in 1816–18 and 1824–33 , but recovered again before the lead fields became exhausted during the second half of the 19th century. The depression of 1880–2 signalled the end of mining in many districts and a dramatic...

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