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couched


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Couch  \Couch\  (kouch),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Couched}  (koucht); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Couching}.]  [F.  coucher  to  lay  down  lie 
  down  OF  colchier  fr  L.  collocare  to  lay,  put  place  col- 
  +  locare  to  place  fr  locus  place  See  {Locus}.] 
  1.  To  lay  upon  a  bed  or  other  resting  place 
 
  Where  unbruised  youth,  with  unstuffed  brain,  Does 
  couch  his  limbs,  there  golden  sleep  doth  reign. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  arrange  or  dispose  as  in  a  bed;  --  sometimes  followed 
  by  the  reflexive  pronoun. 
 
  The  waters  couch  themselves  as  may  be  to  the  center 
  of  this  globe,  in  a  spherical  convexity.  --T. 
  Burnet. 
 
  3.  To  lay  or  deposit  in  a  bed  or  layer;  to  bed. 
 
  It  is  at  this  day  in  use  at  Gaza,  to  couch 
  potsherds,  or  vessels  of  earth,  in  their  walls. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  4.  (Paper  Making)  To  transfer  (as  sheets  of  partly  dried 
  pulp)  from  the  wire  cloth  mold  to  a  felt  blanket,  for 
  further  drying. 
 
  5.  To  conceal;  to  include  or  involve  darkly. 
 
  There  is  all  this  and  more  that  lies  naturally 
  couched  under  this  allegory.  --L'Estrange. 
 
  6.  To  arrange;  to  place  to  inlay.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  7.  To  put  into  some  form  of  language;  to  express;  to  phrase; 
  --  used  with  in  and  under 
 
  A  well-couched  invective.  --Milton. 
 
  I  had  received  a  letter  from  Flora  couched  in  rather 
  cool  terms.  --Blackw.  Mag. 
 
  8.  (Med.)  To  treat  by  pushing  down  or  displacing  the  opaque 
  lens  with  a  needle;  as  to  couch  a  cataract. 
 
  {To  couch  a}  {spear  or  lance},  to  lower  to  the  position  of 
  attack;  to  place  in  rest. 
 
  He  stooped  his  head,  and  couched  his  spear,  And 
  spurred  his  steed  to  full  career.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  {To  couch  malt},  to  spread  malt  on  a  floor.  --Mortimer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Couched  \Couched\  (koucht),  a.  (Her.) 
  Same  as  {Couch?}. 




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