Leech

The aft or trailing edge of a fore-and-aft sail; the leeward edge of a spinnaker; a vertical edge of a square sail. The leech is susceptible to twist, which is controlled by the boom vang, mainsheet and, if rigged with one, the gaff vang.
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Leech

The majority of leeches live in freshwater environments, while some species can be found in terrestrial and marine environments, as well. Most leeches are hematophagous, as they are predominantly blood suckers that feed on blood from vertebrate and invertebrate animals. Almost 700 species of leeches are currently recognized, of which some 100 are ...
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leech

(lēch) any of the annelids of the class Hirudinea, especially Hirudo medicinalis; some species are bloodsuckers. Leeches were used extensively to treat various disorders and are still used occasionally to reduce postsurgical venous congestion, as in tissue flaps, grafts, or transplants.
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leech

[n] - a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage 2. [n] - carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end
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Leech

• (n.) See 2d Leach. • (n.) Any one of numerous genera and species of annulose worms, belonging to the order Hirudinea, or Bdelloidea, esp. those species used in medicine, as Hirudo medicinalis of Europe, and allied species. • (n.) A physician or surgeon; a professor of the art of healing. • (v. t.) To bleed by the use of leeche...
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leech

phlebotomize verb draw blood; `In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment`
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leech

bloodsucker noun carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end
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Leech

[computing] In computing and specifically Internet, a leech is one who benefits, usually deliberately, from others` information or effort but does not offer anything in return, or makes only token offerings in an attempt to avoid being called a leech. In economics, this type of behavior is called `free riding` and is associated with the fre...
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Leech

Leech (lēch) noun See 2d Leach .
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Leech

Leech noun [ Confer LG. leik , Icelandic līk , Swedish lik boltrope, stående liken the leeches.] (Nautical) The border or edge at the side of a sail. [ Written also leach .] Leech line , a line attached to the leech ropes of sails, ...
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Leech

Leech transitive verb See Leach , transitive verb
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leech

1. Physician or surgeon; a professor of the art of healing. ... Alternative forms: leach] 'Leech, heal thyself.' (Wyclif (Luke iv. 23)) ... 2. <zoology> Any one of numerous genera and species of annulose worms, belonging to the order Hirudinea, or Bdelloidea, especially. Those species used in medicine, as Hirudo medicinalis of Europe, and all...
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Leech

A human who drinks vampire blood,but acknowledges no master.
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leech

a vertical edge of a square sail
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leech

a vertical edge of a square sail
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leech

Any of a group of annelid worms. Leeches live in fresh water, and in tropical countries infest damp forests. As bloodsucking animals they are injurious to people and animals, to whom they attach themselves by means of a strong mouth adapted to sucking. (Class Hirudinea.) Formerly, the medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis) was used...
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leech

any of about 650 species of segmented, or annelid, worms. A small sucker, which contains the mouth, is at the anterior end; a large sucker is at the ... [11 related articles]
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Leech

Freeloader
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Leech

In sailing, the leech is the border or edge of a sail which is sloping or perpendicular.
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Leech

Leech is a popular term for annelid worms of the class Hirudinea comprising those worms equipped with a sucker at each end that draw blood from their prey (warm blooded mammals), such as Hirudo medicinalis.
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leech

leech, predacious or parasitic annelid worm of the class Hirudinea, characterized by a cylindrical or slightly flattened body with suckers at either end for attaching to prey. The leech, like other annelids, is segmented, but its numerous surface folds obscure the internal segments. In many forms th...
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Leech

Leech: 1. An aquatic parasite that sucks blood from animals. Leeches play a role in medicine today. See: Leech therapy. 2. (Archaic) A physician or surgeon (because they did so much leeching). 3. A person who behaves as a parasite.
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Leech

Sides of a square sail or the aft side of a fore-and-aft sail.
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Leech

The aft edge of a triangular sail.
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Leech

The aft edge of the triangular sail - the one that's not attached to anything.
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