leach

Part of speech: verb

To wash, as wood - ashes; drain away.

Part of speech: noun

Wood - ashes, washed for the alkali contained in them.

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Usage examples "leach":

  1. Little Fay was playing on the Wren's lawn and singing to herself: The fox went out one moonlight night, And he played to the moon to give him light, For he had a long way to tlot that night Before he could leach his den- oh. - "Jan and Her Job", L. Allen Harker.
  2. In 1848, when Law students were first permitted to reside in the College, it was on the express condition that " Professor Leach would board them." - "McGill and its Story, 1821-1921", Cyrus Macmillan.
  3. To feel all that and the rest of it- to walk to the tops of your shoes in pine chips in the spar yards, to measure the lengths of booms and gaffs for yourself if you weren't sure who were going to spread the big mainsails, to go up in the sail- lofts and see the sailmakers, bench after bench of them, making their needles and the long waxed threads fly through the canvas that it seemed a pity wasn't to stay so white forever- to see them spread the canvas out along the chalk lines on the varnished floor, fixing leach and luff ropes to them and putting the leather- bound cringles in, and putting them in too so they'd stay, for by and by men's lives would depend on the way they hung on- all that, railways, sail- lofts, vessels, boats, docks alive with men jumping to their work- skippers, crews, carpenters, riggers, lumpers, all thinking, talking, and, I suppose, dreaming of the season's work ahead- m- m- there was life for a man! - "The Seiners", James B. (James Brendan) Connolly.