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  • n. Plural form of leech.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of leech.


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  • Your point about loyalty and leeches is also very true and something to think about for another day.

    Mothers, Again « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Disgorging leeches is certainly a messy job, but I was surprised to find the disgust it caused to various men who dropped in, blood being the fluid by which they were accustomed to cleanse their honour.

    High Albania

  • The fight over Open Source 'leeches' - Open Source "leeches" seems to be getting a lot of press lately, and this article is just one example: Open source is supposed to be all about community, but as commercial open source becomes the norm, fewer developers are giving back.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • People on benefits are often called leeches - but this guy is the ultimate leech on society, leeching billions of dollars from us. Stories / Popular

  • Until now, the leeches were assumed to be the species Hirudo medicinalis, but new research reveals they are actually a closely related but genetically distinct species, Hirudo verbana.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • All the same, you mustn't bathe in it, for there may be slug-like things called leeches, which will fasten on to your legs and hurt you.

    The Secret Mountain

  • The eyelets of your boots are no obstacle to them, and if you are incautious and stand too long where the leeches are they will "hop" on to your boots, crawl in through the eyelet holes, and through your socks, and get on to your feet, where of course they very soon swell up.

    The Mount Everest Expedition

  • Whether or not Mr. Hicks had known of the leeches was a matter for much discussion, and opinion was about equally divided as to his innocence.

    The Dude Wrangler

  • WTKK radio host Jay Severin - who was indefinitely suspended last week after calling Mexicans the "lowest of primitives" and "leeches" - will remain off the air "until further notice," the station said today.

    Business -

  • In our era, to compare Jews to leeches is to announce oneself as a bigoted creature from society's discredited fringe.

    Gates of Vienna


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