Date: Wed, 20 Dec 1995 17:24:28 -0500
From: "Dennis R. Preston" preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PILOT.MSU.EDU
Subject: Re: Gutters
They are indeed chiefly South Midlands (as I am). The 'lead trough' (which
I had forgot) is indeed so named becuase it leads into the downspout.
Dennis (Old-timer) Preston
preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]pilot.msu.edu
DARE Vol III will have an entry for 'lead trough,' with variants 'lead,'
'lead-off trough,' and 'lead pipe." We have quotes from 1902 DN 2.238, 1904
DN 2.382, 1906 DN 3.120, 1907 DN 3.223, c1960 Wilson Collection, 1966 Dakin
Dial. Vocab. Ohio R. Valley 2.59, 6 DARE Infs (4 from KY), and 1 TX inf
from LAGS. We're labelling it "chiefly S Midl." Presumably these lead the
water to the downspout.