EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LEACH
The next instant, Mr. Leach reported the anchor catted and fished.
Mr. Leach hailed the boats, and ordered them to send their gang of labourers on shore.
Heave the hussy up to her anchor, Mr. Leach, when we will cast an eye to her moorings.
I say Leach, perhaps he might lend us a hand when it comes to the pinch with poor Monday.
"They generally give 'em prayer, in the river, in this stage of the attack," said Leach.
After the lecture, I went with Mr Leach in a cab to his home.
At the close of the repast, Mr Leach commissioned me to distribute 1lb.
The first operation was to make the lye, to "set the leach."
It was easy for youngsters to get at lye for every house had a leach for the making of soap.
Pitts had some skill as a leach, and the medicine-chest was in his care.
Old English leccan "to moisten, water, wet, irrigate," (see leak). The word disappears, then re-emerges late 18c. in a technological sense in reference to percolating liquids. Related: Leached; leaching.