white lead

noun

Definition of white lead

: any of several white pigments containing lead especially : a heavy poisonous basic carbonate of lead marketed as a powder or as a paste in linseed oil and used especially formerly in paints

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For example, in recent films such as Love Simon, Alex Strangelove, and Call Me by Your Name, white lead characters overcome homophobia through love and compassion. Ernest Owens, Vox, "What it’s like to be black and gay watching the Kevin Hart controversy unfold.," 7 Jan. 2019 For example, in recent films such as Love Simon, Alex Strangelove, and Call Me by Your Name, white lead characters overcome homophobia through love and compassion. Ernest Owens, Vox, "What it’s like to be black and gay watching the Kevin Hart controversy unfold.," 7 Jan. 2019 For example, in recent films such as Love Simon, Alex Strangelove, and Call Me by Your Name, white lead characters overcome homophobia through love and compassion. Ernest Owens, Vox, "What it’s like to be black and gay watching the Kevin Hart controversy unfold.," 7 Jan. 2019 For example, in recent films such as Love Simon, Alex Strangelove, and Call Me by Your Name, white lead characters overcome homophobia through love and compassion. Ernest Owens, Vox, "What it’s like to be black and gay watching the Kevin Hart controversy unfold.," 7 Jan. 2019 For example, in recent films such as Love Simon, Alex Strangelove, and Call Me by Your Name, white lead characters overcome homophobia through love and compassion. Ernest Owens, Vox, "What it’s like to be black and gay watching the Kevin Hart controversy unfold.," 7 Jan. 2019 For example, in recent films such as Love Simon, Alex Strangelove, and Call Me by Your Name, white lead characters overcome homophobia through love and compassion. Ernest Owens, Vox, "What it’s like to be black and gay watching the Kevin Hart controversy unfold.," 7 Jan. 2019 For example, in recent films such as Love Simon, Alex Strangelove, and Call Me by Your Name, white lead characters overcome homophobia through love and compassion. Ernest Owens, Vox, "What it’s like to be black and gay watching the Kevin Hart controversy unfold.," 7 Jan. 2019 For example, in recent films such as Love Simon, Alex Strangelove, and Call Me by Your Name, white lead characters overcome homophobia through love and compassion. Ernest Owens, Vox, "What it’s like to be black and gay watching the Kevin Hart controversy unfold.," 7 Jan. 2019

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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white lead

noun

Medical Definition of white lead

: any of several white lead-containing pigments especially : a heavy poisonous basic carbonate of lead of variable composition used especially formerly in paints

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