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n : a reddish oxide of lead (Pb3O4) used as a pigment in paints
and in glass and ceramics [syn: minium
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Definition: Red lead
(l[e^]d), n. [OE. led, leed, lead, AS. le['a]d; akin
to D. lood, MHG. l[=o]t, G. loth plummet, sounding lead,
small weight, Sw. & Dan. lod. [root]123.]
1. (Chem.) One of the elements, a heavy, pliable, inelastic
metal, having a bright, bluish color, but easily
tarnished. It is both malleable and ductile, though with
little tenacity, and is used for tubes, sheets, bullets,
etc. Its specific gravity is 11.37. It is easily fusible
(melting point 327.5[deg] C), forms alloys with other
metals, and is an ingredient of solder and type metal.
Atomic number 82. Atomic weight, 207.2. Symbol Pb (L.
Plumbum). It is chiefly obtained from the mineral galena,
2. An article made of lead or an alloy of lead; as:
(a) A plummet or mass of lead, used in sounding at sea.
(b) (Print.) A thin strip of type metal, used to separate
lines of type in printing.
(c) Sheets or plates of lead used as a covering for roofs;
hence, pl., a roof covered with lead sheets or terne
I would have the tower two stories, and goodly
leads upon the top. --Bacon
3. A small cylinder of black lead or graphite, used in
, graphite or plumbago; -- so called from its
leadlike appearance and streak. [Colloq.]
, a sounding lead intermediate in weight
between a hand lead and deep-sea lead.
, the heaviest of sounding leads, used in
water exceeding a hundred fathoms in depth. --Ham. Nav.
, a small lead use for sounding in shallow water.
, Kremnitz lead
[so called from Krems or
Kremnitz, in Austria], a pure variety of white lead,
formed into tablets, and called also Krems white
, and Vienna white
, tallow put in the hollow of a sounding lead.
See To arm the lead
. See under Colic
, a deep bluish gray color, like tarnished lead.
. (Min.) Same as Galena
(a) (Med.) A dark line along the gums produced by a
deposit of metallic lead, due to lead poisoning.
(b) (Naut.) A sounding line.
, a leaden polishing wheel, used by lapidaries.
(Min.), a massive sulphur-yellow oxide of lead.
Same as Massicot
, a pencil of which the marking material is
graphite (black lead).
(Bot.), a low leguminous plant, genus Amorpha
), found in the Northwestern United
States, where its presence is supposed to indicate lead
(a) (Bot.) A West Indian name for the tropical, leguminous
tree, Leuc[ae]na glauca
; -- probably so called from
the glaucous color of the foliage.
(b) (Chem.) Lead crystallized in arborescent forms from a
solution of some lead salt, as by suspending a strip
of zinc in lead acetate.
, a miner's term for blende.
, a scarlet, crystalline, granular powder,
consisting of minium when pure, but commonly containing
several of the oxides of lead. It is used as a paint or
cement and also as an ingredient of flint glass.
Red lead ore
Sugar of lead
, acetate of lead.
To arm the lead
, to fill the hollow in the bottom of a
sounding lead with tallow in order to discover the nature
of the bottom by the substances adhering. --Ham. Nav.
To cast the lead
, or To heave the lead
, to cast the
sounding lead for ascertaining the depth of water.
, hydrated carbonate of lead, obtained as a
white, amorphous powder, and much used as an ingredient of
, a. [Compar. Redder
(-d?r); superl. Reddest
red, reed, AS. re['a]d, re['o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries.
r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw.
r["o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r['a]uds, W.
rhudd, Armor. ruz, Ir. & Gael. ruadh, L. ruber, rufus, Gr.
'eryqro`s, Skr. rudhira, rohita; cf. L. rutilus. [root]113.
Of the color of blood, or of a tint resembling that color; of
the hue of that part of the rainbow, or of the solar
spectrum, which is furthest from the violet part. “Fresh
flowers, white and reede.”
Your color, I warrant you, is as red as any rose.
Note: Red is a general term, including many different shades
or hues, as scarlet, crimson, vermilion, orange red,
and the like.
Note: Red is often used in the formation of self-explaining
compounds; as, red-breasted, red-cheeked, red-faced,
red-haired, red-headed, red-skinned, red-tailed,
red-topped, red-whiskered, red-coasted.
(Zo["o]l.), a beautiful butterfly (Vanessa Atalanta
) common in both Europe and America. The front
wings are crossed by a broad orange red band. The larva
feeds on nettles. Called also Atalanta butterfly
(a) A very small ant (Myrmica molesta
) which often infests
(b) A larger reddish ant (Formica sanguinea
), native of
Europe and America. It is one of the slave-making
(Min.), kermesite. See Kermes mineral
(b), under Kermes
(Bot.), an American tree (Fraxinus pubescens
smaller than the white ash, and less valuable for timber.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Redfish
(Bot.), a tree (Persea Caroliniensis
) having the
heartwood red, found in swamps in the Southern United
(Zo["o]l.), a bright red sponge (Microciona prolifera
), common on oyster shells and stones. [Local,
(Bot.), a species of birch (Betula nigra
having reddish brown bark, and compact, light-colored
. (Med.) See Daltonism
, a book containing the names of all the persons in
the service of the state. [Eng.]
Red book of the Exchequer
, an ancient record in which are
registered the names of all that held lands per baroniam
in the time of Henry II. --Brande & C.
, an alloy containing eight parts of copper and
three of zinc.
(a) A very small mite which in Florida attacks man, and
produces great irritation by its bites.
(b) A red hemipterous insect of the genus Pyrrhocoris
especially the European species (Pyrrhocoris apterus
which is bright scarlet and lives in clusters on tree
(c) See Cotton stainder
, under Cotton
. (Bot.) An evergreen North American tree
) having a fragrant red-colored
(b) A tree of India and Australia (Cedrela Toona
fragrant reddish wood; -- called also toon tree
. See under Chalk
(Min.), red oxide of copper; cuprite.
(Zo["o]l.), the precious coral (Corallium rubrum
). See Illusts. of Coral
. The cross of St. George, the national emblem of
(b) The Geneva cross. See Geneva convention
, and Geneva cross
, under Geneva
. (Bot.) See Currant
(a) The common stag (Cervus elaphus
), native of the forests
of the temperate parts of Europe and Asia. It is very
similar to the American elk, or wapiti.
(b) The Virginia deer. See Deer
(Zo["o]l.), a European reddish brown duck
); -- called also ferruginous duck
. (Bot.) See Grenadillo
(Zo["o]l.), a butterfly. See Tortoise shell
(Bot.), a coniferous tree (Pseudotsuga Douglasii
found from British Columbia to Texas, and highly valued
for its durable timber. The name is sometimes given to
other coniferous trees, as the Norway spruce and the
American Abies magnifica
and Abies nobilis
. (Pyrotech.) See Blue fire
, under Fire
. See under Flag
(Zo["o]l.), the common American fox (Vulpes fulvus
), which is usually reddish in color.
(Zo["o]l.), the Scotch grouse, or ptarmigan. See
, or Red gum-tree
(Bot.), a name given to eight
Australian species of Eucalyptus
, etc.) which yield a reddish gum
resin. See Eucalyptus
(Her.), a left hand appaum['e], fingers erect,
borne on an escutcheon, being the mark of a baronet of the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; -- called
also Badge of Ulster
, the common herring dried and smoked.
(a) Any large American red fresh-water sucker, especially
and allied species.
(b) See the Note under Drumfish
(Chem) See under Lead
, and Minium
. (Min.) Same as Crocoite
(Dyeing), a solution consisting essentially of
aluminium acetate, used as a mordant in the fixation of
dyestuffs on vegetable fiber; -- so called because used
originally for red dyestuffs. Called also red mordant
(Zo["o]l.), the larva of the wheat midge.
. (Min.) Same as Rhodochrosite
, one of the American Indians; -- so called from his
(Bot.), a species of maple (Acer rubrum
. (Zo["o]l.) See Red spider
(Bot.), an American mulberry of a dark purple
color (Morus rubra
(Zo["o]l.), the surmullet. See Mullet
(Min.), a soft earthy variety of hematite, of a
(Zo["o]l.), the rosefish.
. (Chem.) See under Phosphorus
(Bot.), an American species of pine (Pinus resinosa
); -- so named from its reddish bark.
. See under Precipitate
(European Politics), originally, one who
maintained extreme republican doctrines in France, --
because a red liberty cap was the badge of the party; an
extreme radical in social reform. [Cant]
, the ribbon of the Order of the Bath in England.
. (Bot.) See Sanders
. (Geol.) See under Sandstone
(Zo["o]l.), a scale insect (Aspidiotus aurantii
) very injurious to the orange tree in California
(Min.), an ore of silver, of a ruby-red or
reddish black color. It includes proustite
, or light red
silver, and pyrargyrite
, or dark red silver.
(Zo["o]l.), a large fish (Lutjanus aya
) abundant in the Gulf of Mexico and
about the Florida reefs.
, snow colored by a mocroscopic unicellular alga
) which produces large patches of
scarlet on the snows of arctic or mountainous regions.
(Med.) a form of cerebral softening in which
the affected parts are red, -- a condition due either to
infarction or inflammation.
(Zo["o]l.), a very small web-spinning mite
) which infests, and often
destroys, plants of various kinds, especially those
cultivated in houses and conservatories. It feeds mostly
on the under side of the leaves, and causes them to turn
yellow and die. The adult insects are usually pale red.
Called also red mite
(Zo["o]l.), the chickaree.
(a) the tape used in public offices for tying up documents,
(b) official formality and delay; excessive bureaucratic
(Zo["o]l.), any species of noctuid moths
belonging to Catacola
and allied genera. The numerous
species are mostly large and handsomely colored. The under
wings are commonly banded with bright red or orange.
, a disease in cattle, so called from an
appearance like blood in the urine.