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From Middle English leddy, ledy, ledi, equivalent to lead +‎ -y.

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leady (comparative more leady, superlative most leady)

  1. Resembling lead (the metal); leaden.
    • 1534, Thomas Elyot, The Castle of Health:
      Leadie colour
    • 1863, Epidemiological Society of London, Transactions of the Epidemiological Society of London:
      The mucous coat presented on a ground more or less of a leady hue , mulberry-coloured or crimson spots

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