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Variations on the Horse-leech

Google Ngram comparison of “horseleech” and “horseleach”: here. And horse-leech, n., defined by the Oxford English Dictionary: Pronunciation: /ˈhɔːsliːtʃ/ Etymology: < horse n. + leech n.1 < Old English lǽce, léce, physician. 1. A horse-doctor, farrier, veterinary surgeon. 1493 in J. T. Fowler Memorials Church SS. Peter & Wilfrid, Ripon (1888) III. 165 Item Johanni […]