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Leech vs. Slug

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Leechnoun

An aquatic blood-sucking annelid of class Hirudinea, especially Hirudo medicinalis.

Slugnoun

Any of many terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks, having no (or only a rudimentary) shell.

Leechnoun

(figuratively) A person who derives profit from others in a parasitic fashion.

Slugnoun

(obsolete) A slow, lazy person; a sluggard.

Leechnoun

A glass tube designed for drawing blood from damaged tissue by means of a vacuum.

Slugnoun

A bullet (projectile).

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Leechnoun

(archaic) A physician.

Slugnoun

A counterfeit coin, especially one used to steal from vending machines.

Leechnoun

A healer.

Slugnoun

A shot of a drink, usually alcoholic.

Leechnoun

(nautical) The vertical edge of a square sail.

Slugnoun

(journalism) A title, name or header, a catchline, a short phrase or title to indicate the content of a newspaper or magazine story for editing use.

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Leechnoun

(nautical) The aft edge of a triangular sail.

Slugnoun

the Imperial (English) unit of mass that accelerates by 1 foot per second squared (1 ft/s²) when a force of one pound-force (lbf) is exerted on it.

Leechverb

(transitive) To apply a leech medicinally, so that it sucks blood from the patient.

Slugnoun

A discrete mass of a material that moves as a unit, usually through another material.

Leechverb

(transitive) To drain (resources) without giving back.

‘Bert leeched hundreds of files from the BBS, but never uploaded anything in return.’;

Slugnoun

A motile pseudoplasmodium formed by amoebae working together.

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Leechverb

To treat, cure or heal.

Slugnoun

(television editing) A black screen.

Leechnoun

See 2d Leach.

Slugnoun

(metal typesetting) A piece of type metal imprinted by a linotype machine; also a black mark placed in the margin to indicate an error.

Leechnoun

The border or edge at the side of a sail.

Slugnoun

(regional) A stranger picked up as a passenger to enable legal use of high occupancy vehicle lanes.

Leechnoun

A physician or surgeon; a professor of the art of healing.

‘Leech, heal thyself.’;

Slugnoun

A hitchhiking commuter.

Leechnoun

Any one of numerous genera and species of annulose worms, belonging to the order Hirudinea, or Bdelloidea, esp. those species used in medicine, as Hirudo medicinalis of Europe, and allied species.

Slugnoun

(web design) The last part of a clean URL, the displayed resource name, similar to a filename.

Leechnoun

A glass tube of peculiar construction, adapted for drawing blood from a scarified part by means of a vacuum.

Slugnoun

(obsolete) A hindrance, an obstruction.

Leechverb

See Leach, v. t.

Slugnoun

A ship that sails slowly.

Leechverb

To treat as a surgeon; to doctor; as, to leech wounds.

Slugnoun

A blow, usually with the fist.

Leechverb

To bleed by the use of leeches.

Slugverb

To drink quickly; to gulp; to down.

Leechnoun

carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end

Slugverb

(transitive) To hit very hard, usually with the fist.

‘He insulted my mother, so I slugged him.’; ‘The fighter slugged his opponent into unconsciousness.’;

Leechnoun

a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage

Slugverb

To take part in casual carpooling; to form ad hoc, informal carpools for commuting, essentially a variation of ride-share commuting and hitchhiking.

Leechverb

draw blood;

‘In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment’;

Slugverb

To become reduced in diameter, or changed in shape, by passing from a larger to a smaller part of the bore of the barrel.

Leech

Leeches are segmented parasitic or predatory worms that comprise the subclass Hirudinea within the phylum Annelida. They are closely related to the oligochaetes, which include the earthworm, and like them have soft, muscular, segmented bodies that can lengthen and contract.

Slugverb

To move slowly or sluggishly; to lie idle.

Slugverb

(transitive) To load with a slug or slugs.

‘to slug a gun’;

Slugverb

To make sluggish.

Slugnoun

A drone; a slow, lazy fellow; a sluggard.

Slugnoun

A hindrance; an obstruction.

Slugnoun

Any one of numerous species of terrestrial pulmonate mollusks belonging to Limax and several related genera, in which the shell is either small and concealed in the mantle, or altogether wanting. They are closely allied to the land snails.

Slugnoun

Any smooth, soft larva of a sawfly or moth which creeps like a mollusk; as, the pear slug; rose slug.

Slugnoun

A ship that sails slowly.

‘His rendezvous for his fleet, and for all slugs to come to, should be between Calais and Dover.’;

Slugnoun

An irregularly shaped piece of metal, used as a missile for a gun.

Slugnoun

A thick strip of metal less than type high, and as long as the width of a column or a page, - used in spacing out pages and to separate display lines, etc.

Slugverb

To move slowly; to lie idle.

‘To slug in sloth and sensual delight.’;

Slugverb

To make sluggish.

Slugverb

To load with a slug or slugs; as, to slug a gun.

Slugverb

To strike heavily.

Slugverb

To become reduced in diameter, or changed in shape, by passing from a larger to a smaller part of the bore of the barrel; - said of a bullet when fired from a gun, pistol, or other firearm.

Slugnoun

a projectile that is fired from a gun

Slugnoun

an idle slothful person

Slugnoun

any of various terrestrial gastropods having an elongated slimy body and no external shell

Slugverb

strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat;

‘He slugged me so hard that I passed out’;

Slugverb

be idle; exist in a changeless situation;

‘The old man sat and stagnated on his porch’; ‘He slugged in bed all morning’;

Slug

Slug, or land slug, is a common name for any apparently shell-less terrestrial gastropod mollusc. The word slug is also often used as part of the common name of any gastropod mollusc that has no shell, a very reduced shell, or only a small internal shell, particularly sea slugs and semislugs (this is in contrast to the common name snail, which applies to gastropods that have a coiled shell large enough that they can fully retract its soft parts into the shell).

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