leech

Part of speech: verb

To bleed with leeches; treat with medicine; heal.

Part of speech: noun

An aquatic worm used for drawing blood; bloodsucker.

Part of speech: noun

The edge of a square sail.

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Usage examples "leech":

  1. " Those tears are for her father," thought the leech as he watched her from the threshold. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. It was a relief to me to learn from the leech that she had been ailing for some time, and that in any case the end must have come soon. - "Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France", Stanley J. Weyman.
  3. Some there were, and are yet, who thought that wicca craft had been wrought upon him; but go, my brother, for the leech. - "A Maid at King Alfred’s Court", Lucy Foster Madison.