coucher

coucher

[koo-cher, kou-]
noun Papermaking.
the worker who transfers sheets of wet pulp to the couch.

Origin:
1745–55; couch + -er1

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couch (kaʊtʃ)
 
n
1.  a piece of upholstered furniture, usually having a back and armrests, for seating more than one person
2.  a bed, esp one used in the daytime by the patients of a doctor or a psychoanalyst
3.  a frame upon which barley is malted
4.  a priming layer of paint or varnish, esp in a painting
5.  papermaking
 a.  a board on which sheets of handmade paper are dried by pressing
 b.  a felt blanket onto which sheets of partly dried paper are transferred for further drying
 c.  a roll on a papermaking machine from which the wet web of paper on the wire is transferred to the next section
6.  archaic the lair of a wild animal
 
vb
7.  (tr) to express in a particular style of language: couched in an archaic style
8.  (when tr, usually reflexive or passive) to lie down or cause to lie down for or as for sleep
9.  archaic (intr) to lie in ambush; lurk
10.  (tr) to spread (barley) on a frame for malting
11.  (intr) (of decomposing leaves) to lie in a heap or bed
12.  (tr) to embroider or depict by couching
13.  (tr) to lift (sheets of handmade paper) onto the board on which they will be dried
14.  (tr) surgery to remove (a cataract) by downward displacement of the lens of the eye
15.  archaic (tr) to lower (a lance) into a horizontal position
 
[C14: from Old French couche a bed, lair, from coucher to lay down, from Latin collocāre to arrange, from locāre to place; see locate]
 
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