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hĭrūdo , ĭnis, f. (also called sanguisūga),
I.a leech, blood-sucker, Plin. 32, 10, 42, § 122: “ego me convortam in hirudinem atque exsugebo sanguinem,Plaut. Ep. 2, 2, 4.—Fig., of any thing that exhausts, etc.: “aerarii,Cic. Att. 1, 16, 11: “non missura cutem, nisi plena cruoris, hirudo,Hor. A. P. 476.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (3):
    • Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 1.16.11
    • Horace, Ars Poetica, 476
    • Plautus, Epidicus, 2.2
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