There it is—the horse-leech's daughter alive again, after a three-century vacation.
The parson preached the other day about the horse-leech's daughter.
They stick at it like a horse-leech—never getting the cane for turned lessons.
She is become the horse-leech's daughter, and my mill doesn't grind fast enough to suit her.
There is no horse-leech that sticks so fast as your latter-day Philistine.
Why, even that poor, miserable daughter of the horse-leech was not content with saying "give!"
You must be content to cork up your enthusiasm till these 'horse-leech' gentry are appeased.
She would not say anything about horse-leech's daughters, not, of all things, wanting to embarrass him to-day.
But I tell you this:—when that young fellow's interest is concerned, he holds as tight as a horse-leech.
His mind “lay fixed on eternity like a horse-leech at the vein.”
occurs only in Prov. 30:15 (Heb. 'alukah); the generic name for any blood-sucking annelid. There are various species in the marshes and pools of Palestine. That here referred to, the Hoemopis, is remarkable for the coarseness of its bite, and is therefore not used for medical purposes. They are spoken of in the East with feelings of aversion and horror, because of their propensity to fasten on the tongue and nostrils of horses when they come to drink out of the pools. The medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis), besides other species of leeches, are common in the waters of Syria.