Sentence Examples


  • All leeches are very extensile and can contract the body to a plump, pear-shaped form, or extend it to a long and worm-like shape.
  • As unlicensed blood-letters, certain land-leeches are among the most unpleasant of parasites that can be encountered in a tropical jungle.
  • Small leeches taken into the mouth with drinking-water may give rise to serious symptoms by attaching themselves to the fauces and neighbouring parts and thence sucking blood.
  • Leeches are usually olive green to brown in colour, darker patches and spots being scattered over a paler ground.
  • The rivers and lakes yield enormous quantities of fish, and leeches also are plentiful.