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A slender grooved lead bar used to hold together the panes in stained glass or latticework windows.
[Possibly dialectal kame, ridge; see kame.]
Past tense of come.
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the past tense of come
(Crafts) a grooved strip of lead used to join pieces of glass in a stained-glass window or a leaded light
[C17: of unknown origin]
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pt. of come.
a slender, grooved bar of lead for holding together the pieces of glass in windows of latticework or stained glass.
[1680–90; figurative use of came ridge]
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