She gasped and gripped her neck, as if fearing he was some sort of vampire out to suck her blood.
The natives were accustomed to suck its tubular flowers for the honey they contained.
Only the females suck blood; the act is believed to be necessary for fertilization and reproduction.
A poet admires the bee sucking from the chalice of a flower and says it exists to suck the fragrance of flowers.
A family of predaceous bugs that attack other insects and suck their juices; the beak is short, and carried under the head in a hooklike curve, not - as in the preceding families - lying close against the breast.
Go with it, or they suck your blood in the middle of a photo shoot and then plaster embarrassing pictures of you on the internet.
I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion.
It is by means of the hypostome that ticks pierce the integument and firmly adhere to the host whose blood they suck for food.
It has been stated that when present in blossoms they feed on nectar, but it is more probable that there--as on the green parts - they suck sap. In any case, their presence in apple blossoms has been known to prevent the formation of fruit through injury to the essential organs of the flower, and some species do considerable damage to ears of corn.
In the East, even now, one who wishes to create a blood tie between himself and his followers and cement them to himself, makes under his left breast an incision from which they each in turn suck his blood.