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Bible Encyclopedias

Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature

Leech

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Leech occurs only in . 'The horse-leech' is properly a species of leech discarded for medical purposes on account of the coarseness of its bite. The leech, as a symbol, in use among rulers of every class and in all ages, for avarice, rapine, plunder, rapacity, and even assiduity, is too well known to need illustration.

 

 

 

 

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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Leech'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature". https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/kbe/l/leech.html.

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