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Ledden
lede
Leden
Lederberg
Ledercillin VK
lederhosen
Lederman
Ledge
ledgeman
Ledgement
Ledger
Ledger bait
ledger board
ledger entry
ledger line
ledger paper
Ledger wall
Ledgment
ledgy
Ledo
Ledum
Ledum groenlandicum
Ledum palustre
Lee
Lee Buck Trevino
Lee De Forest

Ledger blade definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ledger Ledg"er(l[e^]j"[~e]r), n. [Akin to D. legger layer, daybook (fr. leggen to lay, liggen to lie), E. ledge, lie. See Lie to be prostrate.] 1. A book in which a summary of accounts is laid up or preserved; the final book of record in business transactions, in which all debits and credits from the journal, etc., are placed under appropriate heads. [Written also leger.] 2. (Arch.) (a) A large flat stone, esp. one laid over a tomb. --Oxf. Gloss. (b) A horizontal piece of timber secured to the uprights and supporting floor timbers, a staircase, scaffolding, or the like. It differs from an intertie in being intended to carry weight. [Written also ligger.] Ledger bait, fishing bait attached to a floating line fastened to the bank of a stream, pond, etc. --Walton. --J. H. Walsh. Ledger blade,a stationary shearing blade in a machine for shearing the nap of cloth. Ledger line. See Leger line, under 3d Leger, a. Ledger wall (Mining), the wall under a vein; the foot wall. --Raymond.



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