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couching


  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]: 
 
  Couching  \Couch"ing\,  n. 
  1.  (Med.)  The  operation  of  putting  down  or  displacing  the 
  opaque  lens  in  cataract. 
 
  2.  Embroidering  by  laying  the  materials  upon  the  surface  of 
  the  foundation,  instead  of  drawing  them  through 




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