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1) lead, chemical element. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...One of the oldest metals used by humanity, lead was known to the ancient Egyptians and Babylonians. The Romans used it for pipes and in solder. It was one of the...

2) lead poisoning. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...These enter the body by respiration (of dust, fumes, or sprays) or by ingestion of food or other substances that contain lead. Lead poisoning, formerly a leading...

3) white lead. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...When used in paints, it is first ground into a fine powder and mixed with linseed oil. Its covering power is greater than that of most other white pigments, but its...

4) tetraethyl lead. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...When added to gasoline, it improves the combustion characteristics (see octane number). When tetraethyl lead burns in an engine, lead oxide is formed. Ethylene dibromide...

5) lead acetate. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Like other lead compounds, it is very poisonous. Lead acetate is soluble in water and glycerin. With water it forms the trihydrate, Pb(CH3COO)23H2O, a colorless...

6) red lead. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...red lead, bright red to orange-red powder, also called minium, that is used in the manufacture of storage batteries, lead glass, and red pigments; a paint made with...

7) sugar of lead. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...sugar of lead, see lead acetate....

8) Lead, city, United States. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...United States, (led) (KEY) , city (1990 pop. 3,632), Lawrence co., W S.Dak., in the Black Hills; laid out 1876 after the discovery of gold there, inc. 1890. It is...

9) black lead. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...black lead, see graphite....

10) lead glance. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...lead glance, see galena....

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