A quantity of wood ashes, through which water passes, and thus imbibes the alkali.
A tub or vat for leaching ashes, bark, etc.
* 1894 , , In the Midst of Alarms , ch. 7:
- "This is the leach ," said Kitty, pointing to a large, yellowish, upright wooden cylinder, which rested on some slanting boards, down the surface of which ran a brownish liquid that dripped into a trough.
To purge a soluble matter out of something by the action of a percolating fluid.
To part with soluble constituents by percolation.
- Heavy rainfall can leach out minerals important for plant growth from the soil.
Do not confuse this verb with the verb .
A strap, cord or rope with which to restrain an animal, often a dog.
A brace and a half; a tierce.
A set of three; three creatures of any kind, especially greyhounds, foxes, bucks, and hares; hence, the number three in general.
* 1597 , , by Shakespeare
- like a fawning greyhound in the leash
* 1663 ,
- Sirrah, I am sworn brother to a leash of drawers; and can call them all by their Christian names, as, Tom, Dick, and Francis.
* Ben Jonson
- It had an odd promiscuous tone, / As if h' had talk'd three parts in one; / Which made some think, when he did gabble, / Th' had heard three labourers of Babel; / Or Cerberus himself pronounce / A leash of languages at once.
- [I] kept my chamber a leash of days.
A string with a loop at the end for lifting warp threads, in a loom.
(surfing) A leg rope.
- Then were I wealthier than a leash of kings.
- 1980: Probably the idea was around before that, but the first photo of the leash in action was published that year'' — ''As Years Roll By (1970's Retrospective) , Drew Kampion, magazine, February 1980, page 43. Quoted at surfresearch.com.au glossary[http://www.surfresearch.com.au/agl.html].
* (strap or cord used to restrain a dog)
To fasten or secure with a leash.
(figuratively) to curb, restrain
* 1919 , :
- Man is brow-beaten, leashed , muzzled, masked, and lashed by boards and councils, by leagues and societies, by church and state.