What does the word leach mean?

Usage examples for leach

  1. 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 by Cyrus Macmillan
  2. 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 by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly