What does the word leech mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Georg Ebers
  2. 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 by Lucy Foster Madison