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Italian pope from 1458 to 1464 who is remembered for his unsuccessful attempt to lead a crusade against the Turks (1405-1464) Aeneas Silvius , Enea Silvio Piccolomini , Pius II
(Greek mythology) the king who lead the Greeks against Troy in the Trojan War Agamemnon
shrub of sandy woodlands and stream banks of western United States having hoary pinnate flowers and dull-colored racemose flowers; thought to indicate the presence of lead ore Amorpha canescens , lead plant , leadplant
lead alloy that contains about 5% antimony antimonial lead , hard lead
short-lived radioactive metallic element formed from uranium and disintegrating into actinium and then into lead atomic number 91 , Pa , protactinium , protoactinium
chronic autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joints and marked deformities; something (possibly a virus) triggers an attack on the synovium by the immune system, which releases cytokines that stimulate an inflammatory reaction that can lead to the atrophic arthritis , rheumatism , rheumatoid arthritis
lead-acid storage battery in a motor vehicle; usually a 12-volt battery of six cells; the heart of the car's electrical system automobile battery , car battery
lead on bait , encourage , entice , flirt , goad , lure , seduce
narrow rod, especially used to lead a band baton
thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir baton , wand
alloy (often of lead or tin base) used for bearings bearing metal , white metal
lead astray beguile , corrupt , deceive , delude , entice , lure , seduce
any of several similar lipophilic amines used as tranquilizers or sedatives or hypnotics or muscle relaxants; chronic use can lead to dependency benzodiazepine
large dance or jazz band usually featuring improvised solos by lead musicians big band
small lead shot for shotgun shells bird shot , buckshot , duck shot
layer of lead surrounding the highly reactive core of a nuclear reactor blanket
small porous bowl made of bone ash used in assaying to separate precious metals from e.g. lead bone-ash cup , cupel , refractory pot
inherited disorder of metabolism in which the urine has a odor characteristic of maple syrup; if untreated it can lead to mental retardation and death in early childhood branched chain ketoaciduria , maple syrup urine disease
stained glass lead dividing strips breaker
soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth caries , cavity , dental caries , tooth decay
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