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English Dictionary: poaching by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
poaching
n
  1. cooking in simmering liquid
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Poach \Poach\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Poached}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Poaching}.] [F. pocher to place in a pocket, to poach eggs
      (the yolk of the egg being as it were pouched in the white),
      from poche pocket, pouch. See {Pouch}, v. & n.]
      1. To cook, as eggs, by breaking them into boiling water;
            also, to cook with butter after breaking in a vessel.
            --Bacon.
  
      2. To rob of game; to pocket and convey away by stealth, as
            game; hence, to plunder. --Garth.
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