But through trial and error, leach and his co-founder Randy Crochet, a real estate investor, improved the product.
leach ran an ad teasing Margolies about her Clinton connection, dismissing the first family of Democratic politics as old news.
leach was active in several moderate groups during his 30 years in the House, losing his bid for reelection in 2006.
Neuerthelesse the pike is frend vnto the tench, as to his leach & surgeon.
Pitts had some skill as a leach, and the medicine-chest was in his care.
Smallest of our petrels, and darker than either the leach or Wilson; tail square; upper tail coverts white, tipped with black.
"If the bill isn't good, I can give you another," replied leach, as he took the money.
The words were no sooner spoken than Mr. leach jumped up on the gunwale and waved his hat.
The next instant, Mr. leach reported the anchor catted and fished.
About two and one-half miles north of the fair ground, leach Lake reposes by the road-side.
Old English leccan "to moisten, water, wet, irrigate," (see leak). The word disappears, then re-emerges late 18c. in a technological sense in reference to percolating liquids. Related: Leached; leaching.
"bloodsucking aquatic worm," from Old English læce (Kentish lyce), of unknown origin (with a cognate in Middle Dutch lake). Commonly regarded as a transferred use of leech (n.2), but the Old English forms suggest a distinct word, which has been assimilated to leech (n.2) by folk etymology [see OED]. Figuratively applied to human parasites since 1784.
obsolete for "physician," from Old English læce, probably from Old Danish læke, from Proto-Germanic *lekjaz "enchanter, one who speaks magic words; healer, physician" (cf. Old Frisian letza, Old Saxon laki, Old Norse læknir, Old High German lahhi, Gothic lekeis "physician"), literally "one who counsels," perhaps connected with a root found in Celtic (cf. Irish liaig "charmer, exorcist, physician") and Slavic (cf. Serbo-Croatian lijekar, Polish lekarz), from PIE *lep-agi "conjurer," from root *leg- "to collect," with derivatives meaning "to speak" (see lecture (n.)).
For sense development, cf. Old Church Slavonic baliji "doctor," originally "conjurer," related to Serbo-Croatian bajati "enchant, conjure;" Old Church Slavonic vrači, Russian vrač "doctor," related to Serbo-Croatian vrač "sorcerer, fortune-teller." The form merged with leech (n.1) in Middle English, apparently by folk etymology. In 17c., leech usually was applied only to veterinary practitioners. The fourth finger of the hand, in Old English, was læcfinger, translating Latin digitus medicus, Greek daktylus iatrikos, supposedly because a vein from that finger stretches straight to the heart.
leech 1 (lēch)
Any of various chiefly aquatic bloodsucking or carnivorous annelid worms of the class Hirudinea, one species of which (Hirudo medicinalis) was formerly used by physicians to bleed patients. v. leeched, leech·ing, leech·es
To bleed with leeches.
A human parasite (1784+)
: insisted that MCI was not leeching off the successful campaign of its competition (1960s+)