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 Lea’ba na Feine [Beds of the Feïne].Lead (pronounced led), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Leach, Leachcraft.
 
A leach is one skilled in medicine, and “leach-craft” is the profession of a medical man. (Anglo-Saxon, læce, one who relieves pain, læcecræft.)   1
       
“And straightway sent, with carefull diligence,
To fetch a leach the which had great insight
In that disease.”
       
Spenser: Faërie Queene, book i. canto x. line 23.
 


 Lea’ba na Feine [Beds of the Feïne].Lead (pronounced led), 

 
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