What is leaden?

  • (adj): Made heavy or weighted down with weariness.
    Example: "His leaden arms"
    Synonyms: weighted
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on leaden:

Sling (weapon) - The Sling in Antiquity - Ammunition
... Leaden sling-bullets were widely used in the Greek and Roman world ... In addition, leaden sling-bullets are small and difficult to see in flight ... - this could be the origin of the Latin word for a leaden sling-bullet glandes plumbeae (literally leaden acorns) or simply glandes (meaning acorns, singular glans) ...
Alchemy (comics) - Fictional Character Biography
... X-Factor placed the leaden trolls in Hyde Park as statues ... decided to study biochemistry so that he could restore the leaden trolls back to normal ... On their way to restore the leaden trolls back to normal, the Troll Associates and Alchemy ran into Excalibur ...
Leaden Flycatcher - Taxonomy
... The Leaden Flycatcher was first described by ornithologist John Latham in 1802, from an illustration in the Watling drawings ... Other variants of its common name include Blue- or Leaden-coloured Flycatcher ... The Leaden Flycatcher is a member of a group of birds termed monarch flycatchers ...
Cuerdale Hoard - The Original Report
... under the spot where the treasure lay, having been previously removed, the leaden case, which was in a corroded state, was crushed to pieces by the fall, aided by the weight of the ... wooden box in which they are enclosed and a portion of the fragments of the leaden case, the hind tells me weights twelve pounds, being about half the ... inside which there was a disintegrating leaden box ...
Guillermo Leaden
... Guillermo Leaden, S.D.B ... Leaden was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the summer of 1913 ...

More definitions of "leaden":

  • (adj): Darkened with overcast.
    Example: "The sky was leaden and thick"
    Synonyms: dull, gray, grey
  • (adj): Lacking lightness or liveliness.
    Example: "A leaden conversation"
    Synonyms: heavy
  • (adj): (of movement) slow and laborious.
    Example: "Leaden steps"
    Synonyms: plodding

Famous quotes containing the word leaden:

    I have this while with leaden thoughts been pressed.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    I live in the angle of a leaden wall, into whose composition was poured a little alloy of bell-metal. Often, in the repose of my mid-day, there reaches my ears a confused tintinnabulum from without. It is the noise of my contemporaries.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)