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  • s  of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another
    his indolent leechlike existence

  • We no longer must put up with the leechlike telephone salesmen and solicitors.
  • The Taj Mahal is here, naturally by moonlightbut so are the leechlike guides, making the night hideous as they clamorously offer to show visitors around for 10 rupeesor to .

  • Jasper Fforde in Seattle Times
    In a recent interview, Fforde said he loves hooking such seemingly disparate ideas together: "If something amuses or grabs my attention then I try to attach it leechlike to the story and ...... let it grow."
  • Douglas Adams in Wired News
    The Babel fish is small, yellow and leechlike, and probably the oddest thing in the Universe,Adams wrote. "It feeds on brainwave energy received not from its own carrier but from those around it. It absorbs all unconscious mental...

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