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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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Last [month] I made a statement I believed was accurate but based on the texts, it appears I misspoke," Lea said in an email statement on March 3.
The Big Count 2015 offers opportunities for people to get closer to nature along The Leas throughout the year, including seashore safaris, seasonal walks, bird ringing, moth traps, cetacean watches, and on the August 30, a 'bioblitz' which will be a race against time to see how many species can be recorded in a 24-hour period.
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Lea surveyed her room, with its color-coordinated shelves in order and her desk spotless.
Crossing Lea Ford on the River Cole in May 1938, and right, Locals at the Lea Hall Tavern in the early 20th century.
Lea used to get it free in Tawam Hospital in Al Ain from June 2011 to June 2012.
Lea, 45, was then said to have been reported to bosses at his Manchester hospital.
Die ruimte en besonderhede van die roman is redelik uniek: 'n chinchilla-telery in die Sutherlandomgewing waar die hoofkarakter, Lea, grootgeword het en waarheen sy terugkeer na 'n traumatiese huwelik en 'n miskraam.
Lea lived in Framingham for 45 years before moving to Northborough, where she has lived for the past 10 years.
Nym and Lea are two close insect friends, but one day after Nym yells at Lea, Lea disappears.