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 Leach, Leachcraft.Lead (pronounce leed). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lead (pronounced led),
 
the metal, was, by the ancient alchemists, called Saturn. (Anglo-Saxon, led.)   1
   To strike lead. To make a good hit.   2
        “That, after the failure of the king, he should ‘strike lead’ in his own house seemed … an inevitable law”—Bret Harte: Fool of Five Forks.
 


 Leach, Leachcraft.Lead (pronounce leed). 

 
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