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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of leach.


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  • Laterally, collaterally, meaning is leached from the phonemes that unleash it.

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • The color has been leached from the film after the manner of Minority Report, and even during the whiz-bang special effects scenes, the actors mostly stand around with glum looks on their faces.

    Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • Like all lumbering communities Dryden did not present a very advanced or refined state of development in that period, and John Southworth, who was a keen and careful observer of men and things in those times in which he participated, used to say in after years that the Dryden farmer, who occasionally took out of his clearing in those days to the county seat of this or an adjoining county with his ox team a load of lumber, or perhaps a cargo of charcoal, or sometimes a few barrels of potash salts leached from the ashes gathered after the burning of his fallow, when he was interrogated by the tradesmen to who he sold his products as to where his home was, would admit with no little hesitation and embarrassment, that he lived "just in the edge of Dryden."

    Living in Dryden: Developing Dryden, circa 1825

  • She'd seen him like this very rarelyhis expression leached of all emotion, the elegant angles of his face smoothed into planes like coffee-colored marble.

    Time's Enemy

  • An icy hand closed about Sophie's heart, all expression leached from her face.

    A Lady of Expectations

  • The Tribune found that lead appears to be in a form that's not easily extracted or "leached" out.

    Senator Seeks Federal Investigation Following Report Of Lead In Reusable Grocery Bags

  • The lead appears to be in a form that's not easily extracted or "leached" out, so there is less concern the lead would easily rub off on food when the bags are new, the paper found.

    Some Reusable Grocery Bags Found With Enough Lead To Be Considered Hazardous Waste

  • Yet it is necessary in cases of unusual materials, such as leached gossans, and it is desirable to have it done sooner or later in going mines, as a check.

    Principles of Mining Valuation, Organization and Administration

  • The undertaker said that the dye had done a strange thing to his eyeballs, turned them white and completely so, so that the brown of his irises and the black of his pupils had been leached away.

    Bone Hinge

  • Certain metals such as copper and lead leached from bearings due to biodiesel fuel in the lubricant

    Hamilton Yrs | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles


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