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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Leaden Hall (pronounce led’en),
so named from the ancient manor of Sir Hugh Neville, whose mansion or hall was roofed with lead, a notable thing in his days. “Leadenhall Street” and “Leadenhall Market,” London, are on the site of Sir Hugh’s manor.   1

 Leaden Hail (Showers of).Leader (A) 

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