pig lead

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pig lead (uncountable)

  1. unrefined lead, cast in blocks called pigs
    • 1902, John Masefield, Cargoes
      Dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke-stack,
      Butting through the Channel in the mad March days,
      With a cargo of Tyne coal,
      Road-rails, pig-lead,
      Firewood, iron-ware, and cheap tin trays.