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Treatment involved a “toxic arsenal of emetics, laxatives, diuretics, and expectorants” as well as “lances, leeches, and blisters.”
DETERMINED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE, TWO SISTERS DEFIED CONVENTIONSJANET GOLDENFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Verily, there is not a leech that sucks out the blood from the body more than these little ships do this camp of men.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
Leech, the caricaturist,—one of the most absurdly over-rated men of this century,—was at Charterhouse from 1825 to 1831.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
The old lady overhead has a shrewd tongue, but she is a marvellous good leech.
A PRINCE OF CORNWALLCHARLES W. WHISTLER
It seemed as if the whole awful creature were simply gorged with blood; he lay like a filthy leech, exhausted with his repletion.
DRACULABRAM STOKER
The viper says to the leech, ‘Why do people invite your bite, and flee from mine?’
THE ROMANY RYEGEORGE BORROW
Haydon was an awkward leech; but considering their friendship, this was a little too bad of Wilkie.
BRITISH QUARTERLY REVIEW, AMERICAN EDITION, VOLUME LIVVARIOUS
But the following from an Anglo-Saxon Leech-book seems to speak of it as used exactly in the modern fashion.
THE PLANT-LORE AND GARDEN-CRAFT OF SHAKESPEAREHENRY NICHOLSON ELLACOMBE
Raise main tack and sheet; man the main clew-garnets, buntlines, and leech-lines; clew up cheerily, lads!
A MIDDY OF THE KINGHARRY COLLINGWOOD
Doyle and Leech lost, doubtless, much of their freedom by drawing with hard pencils upon box for the wood-engraver.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 16, NO. 97, NOVEMBER, 1865VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO LEECH

  • idler
  • leech
  • loafer
  • lounger
  • parasite
  • slug
  • sluggard
  • sponger
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