lead sulfide

noun

Definition of lead sulfide 

: an insoluble black compound PbS that occurs naturally as galena and is used in photoconductive cells

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The nation’s lead sulfide mining leader in the 1800s is a boutique shopping and dining mecca today, especially along Main St. Browse, buy or do (via a cooking or art lesson).The Mississippi River Valley drive is scenic in spades. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Beyond Chicago: 5 other Illinois cities to visit during this bicentennial year," 13 Apr. 2018

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1869, in the meaning defined above

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