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1. a unit for measuring lengths of yarn, usually taken as 80 yards for wool, 120 yards for cotton and silk, and 300 yards for linen
2. a measure of yarn expressed as the length per unit weight, usually the number of leas per pound



a length or small skein of yarn used for determining the yarn’s thickness, tensile strength, and other properties. In the USSR a lea is usually 100 m long.

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1, records for 941 patients were found from the 1 134 patients identified as having an LEA from theatre records, a recovery rate of 82.
National Trust rangers, Coastal Conservation Group volunteers and conservation organisations are behind the project at The Leas in South Tyneside.
The Lea Specialty Picnic Table Covers enables its users to quickly and effortlessly cover a picnic table.
Bringing LEA s fleet of 27 aircraft under the Luxaviation umbrella creates a combined fleet of 90 aircraft from King Airs to Globals, Patrick Margetson-Rushmore told AIN during a flying visit to LEA s headquarters at Stapleford Airport, northeast of London, the week before EBACE.
The traditional festival with a modern twist will include face painting, pottery and finger puppet workshops, Punch and Judy shows, Morris dancing, Lea Village's Got Talent and the premiere of The Lost Village, a community film written by and starring local residents.
More than 80 guests from the property and construction industries, including Hoare Lea staff, clients and colleagues, attended the event.
Nine-year-old Lea, pictured, spent most of her life in Dubai and won the hearts of many of the UAE's residents who read about her four-year battle with the disease in 7DAYS.
The co-actors have been dating since January and Lea, 26, insisted the 30-year-old drop some of the weight he was carrying thanks to his love of fatty foods.
Doctors at Dubai Hospital say Lea needs to go to Germany for advanced treatment in paediatric and chest care that could cost Dh1.
Lea rejects attempts to fit indigenous claims into the 'we-came-first' approach taken by Henry Reynolds in The Law of the Land (New York: Penguin 1992) and James Tully in Strange Multiplicity (New York: Cambridge UP 1996).
Dydy pethau ddim wedi bod yn rhwydd i Lea ers iddi symud i Gaerdydd.