- A large predatory leech of freshwater and terrestrial habitats that feeds on carrion and small invertebrates.
More example sentences
- Genus Haemopis, family Hirudidae
- These men were looked upon as ‘ravening wolves, horseleeches and shearers,’ from whom no man was safe.
- As the horseleech is never satisfied, often continuing to gorge itself until it bursts, so self-love is never contented, crying ‘Give, give.’
- Pistol once again brings attention to the seamy side of war, in his declaration that in France they will be like horseleeches, sucking blood.
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