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Load vs Lode

Load vs Lode. The load of mined lode included silver, and was transported to the plant for processing. Load your proofreading arsenal with ErrNET technology!

Load as a noun is a heavy or bulky thing that is being carried or is about to be carried; a weight or source of pressure borne by someone or something; (informal) a lot of (often used to express one’s disapproval or dislike of something); (electronics) the amount of power supplied by a source; the resistance of moving parts to be overcome by a motor.
Load as a verb is to put a load or large amount of something on or in (a vehicle, ship, container, etc.); to charge (a firearm) with ammunition.

Lode is a noun that means a vein of metal ore in the earth; a rich source of something.

Load and lode are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. “Load” and “lode” are commonly confused and misused words in English writing. Take a load off, and just let ErrNET copyediting technology take care of your writing errors!

Load sentence examples:

My father was an avid hunter and could load a shotgun faster than anyone I’ve ever seen.

The load of construction site scraps in the bed of the pickup truck was so heavy that the truck’s bumper sagged to just inches above the ground.

The electrical current load was so high that it blew up the transformer.

Can you please put another load in the washer while I fold your clothes?

Get a load of this, my husband is leaving me for his mistress after fifty-five years of marriage!

Lode sentence examples:

The excavators serendipitously discovered a major vein of very valuable lode.

The miner jokingly said we found the “mother lode of ore deposits.

On the west coast, no true lode has yet been discovered, though the vast deposits of tin found there seem to make for a significant discovery in the future.

It took several weeks to excavate and remove the lode from the site.

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