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Leach, Leachcraft


A leach is one skilled in medicine, and “leach-craft” is the profession of a medical man. (Anglo-Saxon, læce, one who relieves pain, læcecræft.)

“And straightway sent, with carefull diligence,

To fetch a leach the which had great insight

In that disease.”

Spenser: Faërie Queene, book i. canto x. line 23.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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