from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of leeches: synonymous with Hirudo. The officinal or Hungarian leech is often called S. officinalis. See cut under leech.
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Old Testament references to lepers (Lev., xiii); (6) "De sanguisuga", on the leech in Proverbs (Prov., xxx, 15 sq.) and on the text, "the heavens show forth the glory of God" (Ps. xviii, 2).
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