In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Most of the leeches found in our lakes are parasites feeding on the body fluids of fish.
- For over 2000 years, leeches were needlessly applied for many ailments as an adjunct to blood letting.
- Once considered a symbol of the practices of medieval physicians, medical leeches have emerged as a useful component of certain modern therapeutic protocols.
- The study also shows that wild European medicinal leeches are at least three distinct species, not one.
- The rhynchobdellids are strictly aquatic leeches that have small, porelike mouths in the oral sucker.
- But some of these operations might have failed if leeches had not been reintroduced into the operating room.
- In 1833 alone, French doctors imported 41.5 million leeches - a measure of the prevalence of bleeding.
- Tiger balm is great because it is easy to carry in your pocket, it's not messy and the leeches hate it.
- And we don't get treated at the doctors with leeches anymore!
- The leech is invaluable in microsurgery when faced with the difficulties of reattaching minute veins.
- He says today's development economics is like eighteenth-century medicine, when doctors would use leeches to draw blood from their patients and half the time kill them in the process.
- While at rest, the medicinal leech lies under large objects on the shoreline, partially out of water.
- You get well, the leech gets fed, and everyone lives happily ever after.
- Ever since doctors were using leeches, policy makers have been leveraging the threat of a medical crisis as a tool to change our minds.
- In the mid-1970s leeches revolutionized the live-bait business in nearby Minnesota and Wisconsin.
- It's a bit of a shame, especially as the leeches used for therapy sessions aren't your average leeches.
- At the turn of the century, health care seems to have come light years from the days of leeches, country-side doctors and a lack of remedies for ailments such as polio, rubella and the German measles.
- Like people, leeches do not always draw blood first time, and some have to be coaxed into biting.
- He lay in his elaborately curtained bed dying of the fever and from the leeches the doctors attached to various parts of his body to suck his blood.
- The key to identification of leeches covers several features, including the number and placement of the eyes.
2informal(person)sanguijuela feminine informal
- These adversaries were leeches, cowards who feed on the weak and helpless.
- Robby had always known that the business was filled with leeches and liars - confused, timid men and women whose only chance of achieving success was to latch onto someone who had been deemed successful by others.
1to leech on / upon sb — chuparle la sangre a algn informal
- to leech on / upon sth — aprovecharse de algo
- Those people who operate these servers… are parasites leeching off the creativity of others.
- I've seen a few of the files on various torrent sites, they are being leeched on by the thousand.
- What I was thinking of with Wyatt would be an ability to leech off anyone around him.
- They are not to be manipulated or leeched off of for more than what they freely offer.
- Is there a simple way that I can monitor traffic to see if any neighbors are leeching off of my connection?
- If you want to leech off someone's Wi-fi to download the update, drive by my house and leech off mine.
- It does the same thing, but instead leeches off of political opinions and events.
- The main limitation I see is that society would not work if everyone leeched off it in this way.
- Piggybacking or leeching on timely news is common as well, making it harder still to have any lasting impact.
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