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English citations of leader
Lead wild animal
1987, Sylvia A. Johnson; Alice Aamodt, Wolf Pack: Tracking Wolves in the Wild, page 41:
- The gesture of licking and nipping a leader's muzzle is similar to the food-begging behavior of wolf pups and may be related to it.
Lead domesticated animal
1846, Julius Charles Hare, “On the Comforter's conviction of Righteousness”, in The mission of the Comforter, and other sermons with Notes:
- Still there are many passages in his [Donne's] writings, where it is plain that he forgot to pull in his leaders; and they gallop away with him at times over hill and dale, over ploughed land and waste.
1852, D. Gilbert, “Geering”, in Appleton's dictionary of machines, mechanics, engine-work, and engineering, page 786:
- when two wheels geer together, the one which communicates the motion to the other is called the driver or leader; and the wheel impelled is the follower
1975, David J. De Laubenfels, Mapping the world's vegetation: regionalization of formations and flora, page 82:
- A strong central leader may result in essentially horizontal branches resembling a "telephone pole."