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To drain (resources) without giving back

Bert leeched hundreds of files from the BBS, but never uploaded anything in return.

A healer in Heathenry

There are many kinds of Leech or healer as there are healing techniques, some are more powerful than others and some are very specific to certain illnesses and complaints; some use potions and unguents, others crystals and stones, others galdr and some work their healing from within the hidden realms themselves.

The aft edge of a triangular sail
The vertical edge of a square sail
A physician

He coughed sputum stained with blood, and a scraping, crackling noise came from his chest, quite audible to anyone in the room. ‘Lungs possibly not too good,’ the leech said.

To apply a leech medicinally
A person who derives profit from others, in a parasitic fashion
An aquatic blood-sucking annelid of class Hirudinea, especially Hirudo medicinalis
{n} a water-bloodsucker, healer, farrier, the border or edge of a sail
(Bilgisayar) In computing and specifically on the Internet, being a leech or leecher refers to the practice of benefiting, usually deliberately, from others' information or effort but not offering anything in return, or only token offerings in an attempt to avoid being called a leech. In economics this type of behaviour is called "Free riding" and is associated with the Free rider problem
The aftermost edge of a sail
To treat as a surgeon; to doctor; as, to leech wounds
simple worm-like creature found in ponds and used to draw blood from patients; also used for the practioner who applies leeches
the aft edge of a sail
The after edge of a fore-and-aft sail
1) The vertical edge of a square sail 2) The line(s) attached to that edge and used to haul the leech upward to the yard for furling On the Lady, leech lines are found only on the course (rather than reefs [def 3], as the course has no reef-points)
– The after or trailing edge of a sail; the after edge of a fore-and-aft sail and the outer edges of a square sail
draw blood; "In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment"
Back edge of sail
disapproval If you describe someone as a leech, you disapprove of them because they deliberately depend on other people, often making money out of them. They're just a bunch of leeches cadging off others!. Any annelid worm of the class Hirudinea (about 300 known species), with a small sucker containing the mouth at the front end and a large sucker at the back end. Species range from tiny to about 8 in. (20 cm) long. Leeches live primarily in freshwater or on land. Some species are predators, some eat organic debris, and others are parasitic. Aquatic leeches may feed on the blood of fishes, amphibians, birds, and mammals, or they may eat snails, insect larvae, and worms. True land leeches feed only on the blood of mammals. Substances in the leech's saliva anesthetize the wound area, dilate the blood vessels, and prevent the blood from clotting. For centuries, some species have been used to drain off blood. Hirudin, extracted from the European medicinal leech, is used medically as an anticoagulant
a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
those species used in medicine, as Hirudo medicinalis of Europe, and allied species
A group of blood-sucking annelid worms
To bleed by the use of leeches
A leech is a small animal which looks like a worm and lives in water. Leeches feed by attaching themselves to other animals and sucking their blood
Side of a square sail
After edge of a sail
carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
{f} cling to, stick to like a leech; draw blood using leeches
The after side of a fore-and-aft sail and the outer sides of a squaresail
The aft edge of a fore and aft sail
A physician or surgeon; a professor of the art of healing
Any one of numerous genera and species of annulose worms, belonging to the order Hirudinea, or Bdelloidea, esp
The perpendicular or sloping side of a sail
carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end
{i} bloodsucking worm; person who clings to another without giving anything in return, parasite; doctor, physician (Archaic)
The trailing edge of a sail
the side of a square sail
To drain the resources of without giving back
The aft edge of the sail
The border or edge at the side of a sail
See 2d Leach
See Leach, v
A glass tube of peculiar construction, adapted for drawing blood from a scarified part by means of a vacuum
When unscrupulous webmasters link to roms or other files that are held on other peoples sites
leech line
A line for tightening the leech of a triangular mainsail to prevent it from fluttering
finger next to little finger
leech off
Habitually exploit or rely on
leech onto
admire boundlessly and follow around; "the groupies leeched onto the rock star
A leech
John Leech
born Aug. 29, 1817, London, Eng. died Oct. 29, 1864, London British caricaturist. He gave up the study of medicine to produce comic sketches and etchings for magazines, notably Punch. He collaborated with George Cruikshank but later departed from the horrific and satirical elements of traditional English caricature to develop his own style of comfortable, warmly humorous middle-class urbanity, underlining character by emphatic contrasts of stock types. With John Tenniel he created the image of John Bull, a jovial, foursquare Englishman, sometimes in a Union Jack waistcoat, with a bulldog at heel
Simple past and past participle of to leech
third-person singular of leech
plural of leech
present participle of leech
medicinal leech
large European freshwater leech formerly used for bloodletting