While at rest, the medicinal leech lies under large objects on the shoreline, partially out of water.
You get well, the leech gets fed, and everyone lives happily ever after.
The leech is invaluable in microsurgery when faced with the difficulties of reattaching minute veins.
If you want to leech off someone's Wi-fi to download the update, drive by my house and leech off mine.
Those people who operate these servers… are parasites leeching off the creativity of others.
But some of these operations might have failed if leeches had not been reintroduced into the operating room.
The main limitation I see is that society would not work if everyone leeched off it in this way.
I've seen a few of the files on various torrent sites, they are being leeched on by the thousand.
At the turn of the century, health care seems to have come light years from the days of leeches , country-side doctors and a lack of remedies for ailments such as polio, rubella and the German measles.
For over 2000 years, leeches were needlessly applied for many ailments as an adjunct to blood letting.