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lead line


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lead line (nautical) plumb line for determining depth
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The typical lead pencil can draw a line that is thirty five miles long
    • Lead line (Med) A dark line along the gums produced by a deposit of metallic lead, due to lead poisoning.
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  • Kahlil Gibran
    “Yes, there is a Nirvanah; it is leading your sheep to a green pasture, and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem.”


In literature:

Taking off the heavy leads, two of the lines were baited with pieces of rancid pork and allowed to tow astern.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
The lead was dropped to the bottom, the line ran out slowly, showing that his surmise was correct.
"The Cruise of the Dainty" by William H. G. Kingston
The first mate, taking a lead-line, hove it overboard, thinking it possible that the vessel had struck a reef.
"The Mate of the Lily" by W. H. G. Kingston
The man at the helm and the man with the lead-line fell backwards into the boat.
"The Secret of the Island" by W.H.G. Kingston (translation from Jules Verne)
The set measurement is taken from the front of the lower leading edge to the plumb-lines.
"The Aeroplane Speaks" by H. Barber
It is only the conscious acts that will lead us along the lines of man's development.
"Folklore as an Historical Science" by George Laurence Gomme
In their rear was Sharpsburgh; and two fine roads leading to the Potomac, afforded safe lines of retreat in case of disaster.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
Two distinct tramway lines and several roads lead from Grasse to Cannes and Cagnes.
"Riviera Towns" by Herbert Adams Gibbons
Then it was that I wrote the lines, "Lead, kindly light," which have since become well known.
"Apologia Pro Vita Sua" by John Henry Cardinal Newman
The main or leading lines of the pattern are to run as much as possible without crossing each other.
"Wood-Carving" by George Jack
The cavalry had charged again, and again the leading line had gone down.
"For the Liberty of Texas" by Edward Stratemeyer
One of them would swim the lead and then assist the others over by this life-line.
"Policing the Plains" by R.G. MacBeth
A man in the bow was taking soundings with lead and line, calling out every few seconds.
"A Woman who went to Alaska" by May Kellogg Sullivan
Greeley's editorials summed up the long line of mistakes leading to the panic of 1837, and the people understood the situation.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Then into lead-lined testing cells, where each opened his face-plate briefly to a sensing element.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
Take the helm, lead the line, save the squadron!
"The Ontario High School Reader" by A.E. Marty
That red dot there marks the spot where it is secreted, and you notice that all lines on the diagram lead to it.
"The Boy Nihilist" by Allan Arnold
A description of the making of wiped seams for lead-lined tanks will not be attempted as very few are made now.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
A head, for instance, is inclosed in sweeping line, and the profile defined within the lead line by means of painting.
"Line and Form (1900)" by Walter Crane
He had forgotten to put a lead in first, so there was nothing to bind the top line.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White

In poetry:

'Tis said, that jealous of a name
We all would praise confine,
And choke the leading path to fame
In our peculiar line.
"Vignette - XII" by Matilda Betham
Not a minute more to wait.
"Steer us in then, small and great!
Take the helm, lead the line, save the squadron!" cried its chief.
Captains, give the sailor place!
He is Admiral, in brief.
"Herve Riel" by Robert Browning
New love, new love, where are you to lead me?
All along a narrow way that marks a crooked line.
How are you to slake me, and how are you to feed me?
With bitter yellow berries, and a sharp new wine.
"The Last Question" by Dorothy Parker
But ah, since Time at length will bring
No rapture on his weary wing,
Then, o'er thy path, no longer bright,
May Virtue shed a line of light,
That cheers the pilgrim, when his way
Leads to no New-Year's Day!
"Lines Addressed To A.C.," by Helen Maria Williams
And then my noble Danahey rose slowly to his feet,
He lit his pipe triumphantly- the lesson was complete:
A maze of lines and cryptic signs and leads and runner-ups,
Like visions high imagined by a spider in his cups.
"The Road to Danahey's" by John O Brien
Then one of the ship's cutters was carefully lowered over the side,
And her crew towards the shore merrily did glide,
And succeeded in reaching the shore with a leading line,
And two boats were conveyed to the sinking ship just in time.
"The Wreck of the 'Abercrombie Robinson'" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

But it is certainly a piece of the puzzle that suggests that socially responsible investing can lead to perfectly comparable bottom line returns in the long-term.
An inspection report released by the FDA cites serious flaws in St Jude 's oversight of design changes in its Durata line of implantable defibrillator leads, a key product.
The 24-year-old Gitau, who is based in Japan, opened up a 13-second lead with 3 miles left and crossed the finish line in 2 hours, 6 minutes, 58 seconds.
Quirky romance rules as 'Moonrise Kingdom, ' 'Silver Linings Playbook' lead Spirit Awards.
With a shot at sharing the Mid-American Conference West Division Championship on the line, Toledo squandered an eight point second half lead and lost at last place Northern Illinois on Feb 29.
A new exhibit of images from the front lines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, captured by some of the world’s leading combat photographers and journalists, is on display at the S.C. Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.
"Lincoln," " Les Miz" and "Silver Linings Playbook" lead pack.
'Lincoln,' ' Les Mis,' 'Silver Linings Playbook' lead.
'Lincoln,' ' Les Mis,' 'Silver Linings Playbook' lead SAG awards with 4 nominations each.
At SAG nominations, 'Lincoln,' ' Les Miz,' 'Silver Linings' lead.
Most recently Jimm served as LD and programmer for Holland America Cruise Lines and lead lighting tech for Concert Quality Sound in New Jersey.
Long Lines Could Lead to Voting Reform in Florida.
The result is shown in this post's chart (which can be expanded by clicking on it) which compares Maxim 's quarterly revenue growth (top line) against the quarterly growth of its five leading competitors.
Though it's an early report, we're hearing word that Michael Bay has lined up his younger leads for 'Transformers 4.
Lincoln,' 'Les Mis, ' 'Silver Linings Playbook' lead SAG awards.

In science:

Therefore, the relegation of quantum theory to the parametric space leads to the unavoidable consequence that its predictions which are not strictly local become increasingly worse when moving off the world line of the body of reference whose parametric space is the terrain of the calculations.
Quantum Theory within the Framework of General Relativity
The same model leads to a basic understanding of line shape phenomena, namely of the average number of counts hni per measurement time T .
Photon Counting Statistics for Single Molecule Spectroscopy
The line-strength maps lead to more surprising results.
Probing the stellar populations of early-type galaxies: the SAURON survey
Another possibility to open a regularized quark line, but starting from a closed quark line, is to consider a physical process involving photons and pions in the high energy limit and extract the leading power behavior.
Pion Structure at High and Low Energies in Chiral Quark Models
The dashed line with the arrow represents a path in the phase diagram that does not lead to singularities of the partition function.
Clusters in Simple Fluids
If ρ < 0 then the last two lines lead to the completely vanishing function hµ = 0.
Virtual Compton scattering in the generalized Bjorken region and positivity bounds on generalized parton distributions
Naively using measurements of spectral line fluxes from smear-corrected spectra can thus potentially lead to small errors in the resulting fluxes and line ratios.
Star formation rate indicators in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
The fact that the data points of 1/g ′ is above the dash-dotted line indicates the higher-order terms are not negligible and their contributions lead to a further reduction of g ′ .
Effects of localization and amplification on distribution of intensity transmitted through random media
This type of behavior, averaged over all photons, leads to an apparent emission line in the emergent spectrum.
High Resolution, Long - Slit Spectroscopy of VY CMa: The Evidence for Localized High Mass Loss Events
In this case, the straight line tra jectory leads directly from the origin (local unitary) to the CNOT gate [ π 2, 0, 0].
Generation of quantum logic operations from physical Hamiltonians
For example, confinement of a flux line in presence of many other flux lines would lead to a steric repulsion (similar to the confinement energy in Sec. 4.3.2) and the interaction of the vortices may lead to an attractive fluctuation induced (van der Waals type) interaction.
Directed polymers and Randomness
In the third line we made use of averaging over the angle integration that leads to one third, that is, R d3p (bq · 3 R d3 p U (p).
Analytical and numerical evaluation of the Debye and Meissner masses in dense neutral three-flavor quark matter
From a physical point of view, the following considerations could also lead to further developments along this line.
Euclidean Field Theory
Thus when the axis of this rotation changes with a lower frequency than that of the NMR measurement, it causes the observed NMR lineshape characteristic of uniaxial motion.4 Below 150 K the reorientational motion could be static on the NMR time scale leading to the observed line broadening.
Static and dynamic Jahn-Teller effect in the alkali metal fulleride salts A4C60 (A = K, Rb, Cs)
Hofstadter problem14 ) was proposed16, which allows to write the φ = p/16 (p < 16) flux per plaquette wave-function within the same proposed unit-cell16 and is also expected to lead to a better kinetic energy than the Landau gauge (in the Landau gauge the unit-cell would be a line of 16 sites).
Bond-order modulated staggered flux phase for the $t{-}J$ model on the square lattice