black lead

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n black lead used as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactors
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Black lead graphite or plumbago; -- so called from its leadlike appearance and streak.
    • Black lead Plumbago; graphite. It leaves a blackish mark somewhat like lead. See Graphite.
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Usage

In literature:

When graphite was introduced, its mark was so black that people called it black lead, and the name has stuck.
"Makers of Many Things" by Eva March Tappan
The opening was black, deserted, like the mouth of a deep tunnel, leading to hell.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
Not half a mile away stood the forest, black and vast, the trail leading straight into it.
"The Backwoodsmen" by Charles G. D. Roberts
That was why Black Hawk had been leading his people back to Saukenuk year after year.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
A mixture of black lead and whites of eggs well beaten together, will answer the same purpose.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
When the barrier rose Jockey Merritt booted the spurs home and tried to hurl the big black into the lead.
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
Morgan, covered by Black Dog, with Teach, de Lussan, and L'Ollonois, was in the lead.
"Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
A flight of black marble steps leads up to Henry VII's Chapel.
"John and Betty's History Visit" by Margaret Williamson
We've been tryin' for years to catch the black stallion that leads 'em.
"Hidden Water" by Dane Coolidge
Each "cell" has a hard, black rubber top through which two posts of lead project.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
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In poetry:

From many a black Gethsemane,
He leads my bleeding feet
To where I hear the Morning Sea
Round shining spaces beat!
"Dungog" by Henry Kendall
To divine stars in a black tower
The kids through shadows to lead…
That yesterday would be a legend,
That each and every day be mad!
"Prayer" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
He is out of bounds now. He rejoices in man's lovely,
peculiar power to choose life and die-
when he leads his black soldiers to death,
he cannot bend his back.
"For the Union Dead" by Robert Lowell
A curse upon each king who leads his state,
No matter what his plea, to this foul game,
And may it end his wicked dynasty,
And may he die in exile and black shame.
"A Curse For Kings" by Vachel Lindsay
Wi' selfish cunning where few saw,
The hypocrites were wurst ava'.
Satan, you are still on ye'r watch,
Ye auld black rogue, ye strive to catch,
And lead the human race astray,
But ye'll be catch'd yoursel' some day.
"Address To Satan" by Susannah Hawkins
But at length the wild tumult seems pacified,
And blackly amid the white swell
A gaping chasm its jaws opens wide,
As if leading down to the depths of hell:
And the howling billows are seen by each eye
Down the whirling funnel all madly to fly.
"The Driver" by Friedrich von Schiller

In news:

One of the world's leading cyber security experts says information from a hacking incident like the one in South Carolina is usually sold quickly on the Internet black market .
Angry Birds, ' Black Swan ' Lead 2011?s Most-Searched Halloween Costumes.
One of the world's leading cyber security experts says information from a hacking incident like the one in South Carolina is usually sold quickly on the Internet black market.
Last week, two black men filed suit, alleging that they faced discrimination when applying for the lead role on ABC's "The Bachelor".
Ebony has been the leading black lifestyle publication for 60 years.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — Xavier Pollard scored 14 points, leading six Maine players in double figures as the Black Bears overpowered Fisher College, an NAIA team, 97-42 Thursday night.
Black Violin "A- Flat " Oct 22, 2012 By Oretha Winston, Lead Editor.
The insane blitzkrieg of distasteful political attack ads we endure in these weeks leading up to the presidential election are about as welcome as a swarm of black gnats at a Fourth of July picnic.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Congresswoman Marcia Fudge of Ohio has been elected to lead the Congressional Black Caucus.
INTERVIEWS Ab-Soul: Black Hippy's Heady Energy Force Leads by Listening.
And that engagement is likely to lead to Black Friday success, says a new report.
Cathleen Black blamed "outside forces" for her inability to adequately lead the New York City public school district and her abrupt resignation as chancellor Thursday after a little more than three months.
Nicole Ananian, general manager, and Al Quiroz, executive chef, of the Black Cow are looking to lead the restaurant to success after it was recently reopened.
(AP) — The Grammy Awards celebrated the diversity of music as six different artists tied for lead nominee — Kanye West, Jay -Z, Frank Ocean, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons and fun.
Stocks soar on Black Friday as tech companies lead the way .
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In science:

For initial data with trK =0 this condition leads to maximal slicing, but ∂t trK =0 is a gauge choice that can be made in general, even if trK 6= 0, as is the case for the constant time slices of the black hole in EF coordinates.
Simple excision of a black hole in 3+1 numerical relativity
We see that the increase of the total mass with increasing P leads to a decrease in the value of I1 at the black hole horizon (Figure 9 a,b).
Local and global properties of conformally flat initial data for black hole collisions
Vacuum data representing strong gravitational waves could, due to nonlinearities, lead to creation of black holes with singularities inside.
Radiative spacetimes
This leads to static vacuum solutions with an arbitrary finite number, or even an infinite number, of black holes in static equilibrium.
Cheeger-Gromov Theory and Applications to General Relativity
More specifically, we find that the CMB, combined with the high normalization leads to a prefered region which is marginally consistent with the constraints given by high redshift supernovae (overplotted black lines in Fig. 3).
Cosmological parameters estimation in the Quintessence Paradigm
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