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Before the invention of paper one of the substances employed for writing was the leaves of certain plants. In the British Museum are some writings on leaves from the Malabar coast, and several copies of the Bible written on palm-leaves. The reverse and obverse pages of a book are still called leaves; and the double page of a ledger is termed a “folio,” from folium (a leaf).

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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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Leach, Leachcraft
Lead (pronounced lÄ—d)
Lead (pronounce leed)
Leaden Hail (Showers of)
Leaden Hall (pronounce leden)
Leader (A)
Leading Case (A)
Leading Note
Leading Question
Leading Strings
Leaf
Leaf. (Anglo-Saxon leāf.)
League
Leak Out (To)
Leal
Leander
Leaning Tower
Leap Year
Leap in the Dark (A)
Lear (King)
Learn