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Lead (pronounced lÄ—d)

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the metal, was, by the ancient alchemists, called Saturn. (Anglo-Saxon, leād.)

To strike lead. To make a good hit.

That, after the failure of the king, he should ‘strike leadʹ in his own house seemed … an inevitable law”—Bret Harte: Fool of Five Forks.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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