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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
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 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
stained glass lead dividing strips breaker
poisonous white pigment that contains lead ceruse , lead carbonate , white lead
mineral consisting of lead carbonate that is an important source of lead cerussite , white lead ore
minister chosen to lead religious exercises for a special group chaplain
any of several yellow pigments consisting of normal lead chromate and other lead compounds chrome yellow
pyelonephritis that develops slowly and can lead to renal failure if untreated; often associated with a kidney stone or with narrowing of the urinary passageways chronic pyelonephritis
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