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 .
See (lech), (lecher).
(archaic) Strong desire; passion.
(informal) Someone with an overly strong sexual desire.
- Some people have a letch for unmasking impostors, or for avenging the wrongs of others. — De Quincey.
From loec'' - later ''lache'', variant ''letch - for example Sandy's Letch located east of Annitsford in Northumberland.
A stream or pool in boggy land.