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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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290 words

(μόλυβδος), probably from Trebizond, Macedonia, and northern regions of the Balkans, was broadly employed in Byz. In a list of ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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1,301 words

Type of lustrous, silvery metal that tarnishes to a dull bluish grey. It is extracted from galena (lead sulphide). ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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452 words

Type of lustrous, silvery metal that tarnishes to a dull bluish grey. It is extracted from galena (lead sulphide). Lead ...

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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 ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
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43 words

symbol: Pb; a very soft, bluish‐white metallic element of group 14 of the IUPAC periodic table. It has ...

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
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52 words

A metal found in the *Sinai peninsula and (Ezek. 27: 12) in *Tarshish (a town in the west, ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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304 words

A heavy, soft, silvery-coloured metal that tarnishes to bluish grey. Since ancient times it has been used for numerous practical ...

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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727 words
Lead was mined and smelted in Britain during the Roman period. Pigs of lead with the names of Roman emperors stamped on them have been discovered in Derbyshire, the Yorkshire Dales, and ... More
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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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100 words

Metallic element of group IV of the periodic table, known from ancient times. Its chief ore is galena (lead sulphide), ...

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Oliver Davies and David William John Gill

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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374 words

is mined in part for the extraction of *silver from its ores. Some of the major sources in the Greek world were located at ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
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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 ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
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157 words
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 ... More
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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2010
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64 words
A heavy, base metal of a dull grey colour, it was added to *bronze alloys used for sculpture by many ancient civilizations including the Chinese, the Etruscans, and, most especially, the ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

in alchemy, this metal is associated with Saturn, and is proverbial for its heaviness and low value. ...

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