red lead


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red lead

 (lĕd)
n.
A poisonous bright red powder, Pb3O4, used in paints, glass, pottery, and packing for pipe joints.
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red lead

(lɛd)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a bright-red poisonous insoluble oxide of lead usually obtained as a powder by heating litharge in air. It is used as a pigment in paints. Formula: Pb3O4. Also called: minium
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red′ lead′

(lɛd)

n.
an orange to red, heavy, water-insoluble, poisonous powder, Pb3O4, used chiefly as a paint pigment, in the manufacture of glass and glazes, and in storage batteries.
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Noun1.red lead - a reddish oxide of lead (Pb3O4) used as a pigment in paints and in glass and ceramicsred lead - a reddish oxide of lead (Pb3O4) used as a pigment in paints and in glass and ceramics
oxide - any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical
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The bright orange red is probably red lead, also known as minium, although there's a small chance it might be realgar - which is even more poisonous than red lead, being a form of arsenic.
The dog arrived to the surgery in good condition with a blue harness and red lead attached.