Leech [noun]

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Treatment involved a “toxic arsenal of emetics, laxatives, diuretics, and expectorants” as well as “lances, leeches, and blisters.”

Verily, there is not a leech that sucks out the blood from the body more than these little ships do this camp of men.

Leech, the caricaturist,—one of the most absurdly over-rated men of this century,—was at Charterhouse from 1825 to 1831.

The old lady overhead has a shrewd tongue, but she is a marvellous good leech.

It seemed as if the whole awful creature were simply gorged with blood; he lay like a filthy leech, exhausted with his repletion.

The viper says to the leech, ‘Why do people invite your bite, and flee from mine?’

Haydon was an awkward leech; but considering their friendship, this was a little too bad of Wilkie.

But the following from an Anglo-Saxon Leech-book seems to speak of it as used exactly in the modern fashion.

Raise main tack and sheet; man the main clew-garnets, buntlines, and leech-lines; clew up cheerily, lads!

Doyle and Leech lost, doubtless, much of their freedom by drawing with hard pencils upon box for the wood-engraver.