Actually I have always used leech because the zinc is sucked out of the brass. I stand corrected but can't help but think that there must be a common origin for the words.
In any case, my horns suck the life out of me. I am generally pretty spent at the end of a gig.
Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
Two good Old English words here. Leech is from læce which even then, meant both the bloodsucking parasite and 'physician'.
Leach is an odd word in that it disappeared for many centuries before being resurrected by technologists in the 18th century. The origin is from OE leccan, to wet or irrigate.
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Bb Trumpets: Yamaha YTR-6335HSII - Flip Oakes "Wild Thing" - 1972 Getzen Eterna "Severinsen" - 1980 Boosey & Hawkes Sovereign Studio - B&S 3005 WTR-L - 1963 Besson 10-10 - Monke Mystery Horn - Spiri Vario
C Trumpet: Inderbinen Alpha 200
Bb Bass: 1961 Holton #58 "Symphony"
Wyrd oft nereð unfågne eorl, þonne his ellen dëah.
"Pypes, trompes, nakers, clariounes, that in bataille blowen blody sounes"
We use leach in landscaping terminology, mostly when referring to Nitrogen in the soil.
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The difference between a beginner and pro mouthpiece is practice - tobylou8
Nobody has learned how to play the trumpet. It's endless. - Maynard Ferguson
Don't be afraid to try something different. The Ark was built by an amateur and the Titanic was built by a group of experienced engineers.
By the inch it's a cinch, by the yard, it's hard!
Leach fields for drainage pipe are often attached to septic tanks.
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