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Smith's Bible DictionaryHorseleech
Heb. alukah , occurs once only, viz. (Proverbs 30:16) There is little doubt that alukah denotes some species of leech, or rather is the generic term for any blood-sucking annelid.
ATS Bible DictionaryHorseleech
The bloodsucker, a well-known water-worm; an apt emblem of avarice and rapacity, Proverbs 30:15. Cicero speaks of the horseleeches of the public treasury at Rome.
Easton's Bible DictionaryOccurs only in Proverbs 30:15 (Hebrews `alukah); the generic name for any blood-sucking annelid. There are various species in the marshes and pools of Palestine. That here referred to, the Hoemopis, is remarkable for the coarseness of its bite, and is therefore not used for medical purposes. They are spoken of in the East with feelings of aversion and horror, because of their propensity to fasten on the tongue and nostrils of horses when they come to drink out of the pools. The medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis), besides other species of leeches, are common in the waters of Syria.
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... Syria. Multi-Version Concordance Horseleech (1 Occurrence). Proverbs
30:15 The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. ...
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Proverbs 30:15 The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, Yea, four that say not, Enough:
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