One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A red form of lead oxide used as a pigment.
- ‘Pigments such as red lead, white lead, Spanish brown, and indigo blue were mixed with water and size (animal skin glue) to make paint.’
- ‘Imagine this in hand painted red lead, with two doors.’
- ‘Stones and metals fall under the rulership of planets, not signs, but through its association with Mars, Scorpio is often linked with iron, ochre, bloodstone, jasper, red lead or vermilion.’
- ‘He rolled them in baking grease and then rolled them in red lead, lead oxide.’
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