A machine that merely originates and reads Usenet news or mail, and does not relay any third-party traffic. Often uttered in a critical tone; when the ratio of leaf sites to backbone, rib, and other relay sites gets too high, the network tends to develop bottlenecks. Compare backbone site, rib site.
noun, Plant Pathology. 1. a limited, often circular, discolored, diseased area on a leaf, usually including a central region of necrosis. 2. any disease so characterized. noun 1. any of various plant diseases, usually caused by fungi: characterized by dark lesions on the leaves leaf spot Any of various plant diseases resulting in well-defined necrotic […]
noun 1. a long, narrow, multiple spring composed of several layers of spring metal bracketed together: used in some suspension systems of carriages and automobiles. noun 1. one of a number of metal strips bracketed together in length to form a compound spring 2. the compound spring so formed
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noun phrase unwelcome situation; a failure or unsuccessful situation Examples His suggestion to stay put went over like a lead balloon. noun phrase A dismal failure; flop: His run for office was a lead balloon (1940s+) Related Terms go over like a lead balloon
[led] /lɛd/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a highly toxic, colorless crystalline compound, Pb(N 3) 2 , that detonates at 660°F (350°C) and is used as a detonator for explosives.