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(nou) an advantage held by a competitor in a race (nou) a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey (nou) evidence pointing to a possible solution (nou) a position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead') (nou) the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile) (nou) the introductory section of a story (nou) the score by which a team or individual is winning (nou) an actor who plays a principal role (nou) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base (nou) an indication of potential opportunity (nou) a news story of major importance (nou) the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine (nou) restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal (nou) thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing (nou) mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil (nou) a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire (nou) the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge

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In the top of the inning, Venezuela rallied to take the lead.

Newport quickly retook the lead in the top of the seventh.

The lead is the most accessible part of the article as it is at the top.

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