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English Dictionary: couched by the DICT Development Group
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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.
      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.
      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.
      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.
      {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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