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lea


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lea  \Lea\,  n.  [Cf.  {Lay},  n.  (that  which  is  laid),  4.]  (Textile 
  Manuf.) 
  a  A  measure  of  yarn;  for  linen,  300  yards;  for  cotton,  120 
  yards;  a  lay. 
  b  A  set  of  warp  threads  carried  by  a  loop  of  the  heddle. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lea  \Lea\,  n.  [OE.  ley,  lay,  As  le['a]h,  le['a];  akin  to  Prov. 
  G.  lon  bog,  morass,  grove,  and  perh.  to  L.  lucus  grove,  E. 
  light,  n.] 
  A  meadow  or  sward  land;  a  grassy  field.  ``Plow-torn  leas.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  The  lowing  herd  wind  slowly  o'er  the  lea.  --Gray. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mausoleum  \Mau`so*le"um\,  n.;  pl  E.  {Mausoleums},  L.  {-lea}. 
  [L.  mausoleum,  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  Mausolus  king  of  Caria,  to  whom 
  Artemisia,  his  widow,  erected  a  stately  monument.] 
  A  magnificent  tomb,  or  stately  sepulchral  monument. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lea 
  n  1:  a  unit  of  length  of  thread  or  yarn 
  2:  a  field  covered  with  grass  or  herbage  and  suitable  for 
  grazing  by  livestock  [syn:  {pasture},  {pastureland},  {grazing 
  land},  {ley}] 




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