black lead


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black lead

 (lĕd)
n.

black lead

(lɛd)
n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for graphite
vb
to colour or rub with black lead
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Noun1.black lead - used as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactorsblack lead - used as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactors
pencil lead, lead - mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil
atomic number 6, carbon, C - an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
pencil - graphite (or a similar substance) used in such a way as to be a medium of communication; "the words were scribbled in pencil"; "this artist's favorite medium is pencil"
References in classic literature ?
said Martha, sitting up on her heels among her black lead brushes.
That I knew, and so said nothing for a time, remaining a hostile though a silent critic, while we paced the cool black leads with our bare feet, softly as cats.
We also had a black lead fireplace and an oven at one side plus boiler at the other.
The role is the first time a Dreamworks animation has featured a black lead character.
London, April 21 ( ANI ): Rihanna has been roped in the first 3D animated film to have a black lead character.
It also has a Black Lead Grey decorative trim, door kick plates with the 'R-Line' lettering and a black headliner and colour-coordinated gear lever gaiter.
The black lead stays connected to the common socket on the meter, while the red lead should be moved to the 10 amp socket.