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Ledin, Leidin, a. Also: ledyn, leddin, -yn; leiddin, leydin; lidne, lyddin; leaddin(e, leaden. [ME. leden (Chaucer), OE. léaden.] Leaden, consisting or made of lead. = Lede n.1 4.(a) 1473 Treas. Acc. I. 66.
To Thomas Boware for the makin of certane speris and ledin mellis
1490 Lanark B. Rec. 7.
For a ledyn [pr. lodyn] stan and the ryngin, iij s.
1497 Treas. Acc. I. 350.
To the lede man, makand ledin pellokkis
1513 Doug. ix. ix. 139.
Mezentius … Arcens standyng hym forgane Hes smertly with a ledyn pellok slane
1522 Dunferm. B. Rec. 209.
Ane full trois pund ane leddyn stane ane leddyn half stane ane leddyn quarter
1553 Old Ross-shire I. 265.
Ane doson of leddin bessins
(b) 1503 (c 1580) Edinb. B. Rec. I. 97.
That thair sall be made a certane leidin taiknis to be gevin to the pure failyeit folks
1531–2 M. Works Acc. (ed.) 71.
His werkmanschip of the leydin ruf
c 1550 Corr. M. Lorraine 442.
Leid cassin for beiting of the leidin rwfis and gwtaris of yowr grace werk in Falkland
1560 Rolland Seven S. 6965.
Casting of stane, and als the leidin mell, Worsling, lowping. he did exerce him sell
a1586 Lindsay MS. 83 b.
Men of weire suld … cast dartis, … schwte, … stryk with the leiddin mellis
1622-6 Bisset I. 90/4.
Under the said Clementis letteris gevin under the leidin bull and seill
(c) 1536–7 Ayr B. Acc. 25.
Item to the tynklar for making of v score of lyddin taknyngis to the pure folk, ij s.
1555–6 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 367.
To Johne Werre, powdermaker, for casting of the lidne gutters
(d) 1674 Edinb. B. Rec. X. 181.
Leaddine pyps for convoyeing the water to the citie
1696 Cramond Ch. Aberdour 32.
An bason for baptism, an kirk box and leaden tokens

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