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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LEA

I went to Cincinnati, where I found orders to wait for Mr. Lea.

Mr. Lea thought it might be worth some expense to investigate this Tennessee oil.

But at last Mr. Lea came with a party of ladies and gentlemen.

Hast thou heard the thrush, full-throated, call his mate across the lea?

The head went flying over the lea, but it had no more words to speak.

Lea was a good man and much respected, peaceable, courteous and generous.

Lea was said to have been a Quantrell man in the Lawrence massacre.

The Lea Bailey, containing the best timber, was not included, but left open.

I am Sir Richard of Lea, and my ancestors have been knights for a hundred years.

The cat that (on the first April)Played the fiddle on the lea.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English leah "open field, meadow, piece of untilled ground," earlier læch, recorded in place names, from Proto-Germanic *laukhaz (cf. Old High German loh "cluster of bushes," and probably also Flemish -loo, which forms the second element in Waterloo), from PIE *louquo- (cf. Sanskrit lokah "open space," Latin lucus "grove," Lithuanian laukas "open field"), perhaps from or related to *leuk- "to shine, be bright" (see light (n.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LEA

field

nounopen land that can be cultivated
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