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A2 Lead is about the least sonorous metal. At earthquake frequencies, it is used to absorb huge quantities of energy. The lead-rubber bearing, consisting of alternate plates of rubber and steel, and with a core of lead, is nowadays used commonly to isolate buildings and bridges from earthquake effects.

Less known are lead extrusion dampers - like giant bicycle pumps, which pump lead from one end to the other. These rely on the fact that lead re-forms almost instantaneously to its crystal form. Both were invented by a New Zealander, W H Robinson.

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