Lode (?), n. [AS. lad way, journey, fr. li[eth]an to go. See Lead to guide, and cf. Load a burden.]
A water course or way; a reach of water.
Down that long, dark lode . . . he and his brother skated home in triumph.
A metallic vein; any regular vein or course, whether metallic or not.
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