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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blench  \Blench\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Blenched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Blenching}.]  [OE.  blenchen  to  blench,  elude,  deceive,  AS 
  blencan  to  deceive;  akin  to  Icel.  blekkja  to  impose  upon 
  Prop.  a  causative  of  blink  to  make  to  wink,  to  deceive.  See 
  {Blink},  and  cf  3d  {Blanch}.] 
  1.  To  shrink;  to  start  back  to  draw  back  from  lack  of 
  courage  or  resolution;  to  flinch;  to  quail. 
 
  Blench  not  at  thy  chosen  lot  --Bryant. 
 
  This  painful,  heroic  task  he  undertook,  and  never 
  blenched  from  its  fulfillment.  --Jeffrey. 
 
  2.  To  fly  off  to  turn  aside.  [Obs.] 
 
  Though  sometimes  you  do  blench  from  this  to  that 
  --Shak. 




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