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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leach  \Leach\,  n.  (Naut.) 
  See  3d  {Leech}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leach  \Leach\,  n.  [Written  also  {letch}.]  [Cf.  As  le['a]h  lye, 
  G.  lauge.  See  {Lye}.] 
  1.  A  quantity  of  wood  ashes,  through  which  water  passes,  and 
  thus  imbibes  the  alkali. 
 
  2.  A  tub  or  vat  for  leaching  ashes,  bark,  etc 
 
  {Leach  tub},  a  wooden  tub  in  which  ashes  are  leached. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leach  \Leach\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Leached};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Leaching}.]  [Written  also  leech  and  letch.] 
  1.  To  remove  the  soluble  constituents  from  by  subjecting  to 
  the  action  of  percolating  water  or  other  liquid;  as  to 
  leach  ashes  or  coffee. 
 
  2.  To  dissolve  out  --  often  used  with  out  as  to  leach  out 
  alkali  from  ashes. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leach  \Leach\,  v.  i. 
  To  part  with  soluble  constituents  by  percolation. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leach  \Leach\,  n. 
  See  {Leech},  a  physician.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leech  \Leech\,  n.  [Cf.  LG  leik,  Icel.  l[=i]k,  Sw  lik  boltrope, 
  st[*a]ende  liken  the  leeches.]  (Naut.) 
  The  border  or  edge  at  the  side  of  a  sail.  [Written  also 
  {leach}.] 
 
  {Leech  line},  a  line  attached  to  the  leech  ropes  of  sails, 
  passing  up  through  blocks  on  the  yards,  to  haul  the 
  leeches  by  --Totten. 
 
  {Leech  rope},  that  part  of  the  boltrope  to  which  the  side  of 
  a  sail  is  sewed. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leech  \Leech\,  n.  [OE.  leche,  l[ae]che,  physician,  AS  l[=ae]ce; 
  akin  to  Fries.  l[=e]tza,  OHG.  l[=a]hh[=i],  Icel.  l[ae]knari, 
  Sw  l["a]kare,  Dan.  l[ae]ge,  Goth.  l[=e]keis,  AS  l[=a]cnian 
  to  heal,  Sw  l["a]ka,  Dan.  l[ae]ge,  Icel.  l[ae]kna,  Goth. 
  l[=e]kin[=o]n.] 
  1.  A  physician  or  surgeon;  a  professor  of  the  art  of  healing. 
  [Written  also  {leach}.]  [Archaic]  --Spenser. 
 
  Leech,  heal  thyself.  --Wyclif  (Luke 
  iv  23). 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  one  of  numerous  genera  and  species  of 
  annulose  worms,  belonging  to  the  order  {Hirudinea},  or 
  Bdelloidea,  esp.  those  species 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  leach 
  n  :  the  process  of  leaching  [syn:  {leaching}] 
  v  1:  cause  (a  liquid)  to  leach  or  percolate 
  2:  permeate;  penetrate  gradually;  of  liquids  [syn:  {percolate}] 
  3:  remove  substances  form  by  a  percolating  liquid;  "leach  the 
  soil"  [syn:  {strip}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Leach,  OK 
  Zip  code(s):  74364 




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