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le duhn

  • s  darkened with overcast
    the sky was leaden and thick
  • s  made heavy or weighted down with weariness
    his leaden arms
  • a  made of lead
    a leaden weight
  • s  (of movement) slow and laborious
    leaden steps
  • s  lacking lightness or liveliness
    a leaden conversation

  • But even the most leaden-footed should be able to find parts in the epic crowd scenes that are a hallmark of the industry.
  • The skies were leaden with fumes from the sulfurous lignite used to generate electricity.
  • Christensen is a leaden slab, whose charisma deprivation made me long for David to be teleported back to his high-school years, when he was played by the much more attractive Max .
News & Articles

  • In Alaska's oilfields, drones countdown to takeoff
    By Krithika Krishnamurthy (Reuters) - No pilot was required when the Aeryon Scout took off into the leaden skies of Alaska to inspect a stretch of oil pipeline. The miniature aircraft was guided by an engineer on the ground, armed only with a tablet computer. The 20-minute test flight, conducted by BP Plc last fall, was a glimpse of a future where oil and gas companies in the Arctic can rely on ...
    June 7, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Rowan Atkinson in Telegraph.co.uk
    Mr Atkinson said that he didn't really fear being prosecuted for telling a gay joke, but that he dreaded "something almost as bad - a culture of censoriousness, a questioning, negative and leaden attitude that is encouraged by legislation of this...
  • Mona Sahlin in DefenseNews.com (subscription)
    The opposition Social Democrats described Odenberg's resignation as "further evidence" of what party leader Mona Sahlin said was Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's "leaden weak leadership and indecisiveness on core issues relating to national...
  • Garrison Keillor in Intellectual Conservative
    Memorial Day is marred by "wooden rituals and leaden speeches," a smug Keillor writes disapprovingly.

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