• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dog-leech one who treats the diseases of dogs
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. doggë; not in A.S.; Dut. dog, a mastiff; Ger. dogge, docke.


In literature:

He adhered to Rose like a leech, and followed her about like a little dog.
"White Lies" by Charles Reade
This is some practice of thine, thou dog leech!
"The Fair Maid of Perth" by Sir Walter Scott
Now, we have crab-tree, a wild apple-tree; a canker rose, a wild rose; dog rose, dog-violet, horse leech, horse chestnut.
"Notes and Queries, Number 189, June 11, 1853" by Various

In news:

Leeches used to treat dog.