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Black-lead

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Black-lead. n.s. [from black and lead.] A mineral found in the lead-mines, much used for pencils; it is not fusible, or not without a very great heat.

You must first get your black-lead sharpened finely, and put fast into quills, for your rude and first draught. Peacham.

Sources: Peacham, Henry (53)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Black-lead." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: March 1, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=15393.


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