leechdom


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leechdom

(ˈliːtʃdəm)
n
a remedy
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leechdom

Humorous or Derogatory, the world or realm of doctors or medicine.
See also: Remedies
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--[O]ne must give him vinegar in the southern leechdom which hight oxymel, which we wrote of against the half dead disease.
In the Book of Leechdom there is an interesting example of a complex (inflected) infinitive, whose ending appears to have been reduced (to don for to donne):
Leechdoms, wortcunning, and starcraft of early England, vol.
Its medicinal properties (both fruit and bark) are mentioned in the Leechdoms, and it is the commonest fruit mentioned in place-names and charters, where patterns of settlement and domestic economy may be traced.
"Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics" does not start with the opening lines of Beowulf the poem, but instead with the Reverend Oswald Cockayne--best known for his three-volume Leechdoms, Wortcunning and Starcraft of Early England.
Oswald Cockayne, Leechdoms, Wortcunning and Starcraft of Early England, vol.
Balfour, EETS 137 (London, 1909), 110, and Leechdoms, Wortcunning, and Starcraft of Early England, ed.
Feminine forms are often used to describe the sun's motion, as in Leechdoms, Wortcunning and Starcraft: