What does the word leaden mean?

Usage examples for leaden

  1. Cabot and the fishermen had found a land of great forests, swept by the cold and leaden seas of the Arctic, and holding its secret clasped in the iron grip of the northern ice. – The Dawn of Canadian History: A Chronicle of Aboriginal Canada by Stephen Leacock
  2. We will not linger over that leave- taking on the porch of the Wayside; so pathetic, so full of tenderness, even of despair, and yet with a slender ray of hope beneath the leaden cloud of anxiety. – The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns