It is rarer and more local than the common blackbird, and occurs in England only as a temporary spring and autumn visitor.
Of the 229 only 67 were women, the only assignable explanation being their rarer employment in the fields.
LEECH, the common name of members of the Hirudinea, a division of Chaetopod worms. It is doubtful whether the medicinal leech, Hirudo medicinalis, which is rarer in England than on the continent of Europe, or the horse leech, Aulastoma gulo, often confused with it, has the best right to the original possession of this name.
And the same usage went on after the Conquest; the use of English becomes gradually rarer, and dies out under the first Angevins, but it is in favour of Latin that it dies out.
In still rarer cases both a leading and a trailing bogie have been fitted.