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lea

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
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Lea

 

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The LEA's personnel on tip off conducted a search operation near shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi and arrested an accused Dildar alias Sheshnag who is an activist of MQM and close allies of Afaq Ahmed Khan.
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So much is packed into The Leas - two and a half miles of coastal green wedge which separates South Shields and Sunderland - that it is no surprise it is used by at least a quarter of a million people a year.