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couché

[koo-shey]
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adjective Heraldry.
  1. (of an escutcheon) depicted in a diagonal position, the sinister chief uppermost.
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Origin of couché

1720–30; < French, past participle of coucher to lay down. See couch
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  • Tilliard liked her, though he did not feel that she was quite in his couche sociale.

    The Longest Journey

    E. M. Forster

  • Après la Messe on dance, puis on couche ensemble, hommes auec hommes, & auec des femmes.

  • Mr. Couche has adopted the most efficacious means to pay the militia in paper currency.

    The Niagara River

    Archer Butler Hulbert

  • The time of Mrs. Catherine's couche drew near, arrived, and was gone through safely.

    Catherine: A Story

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • I went from Bengal into the country of Couche, which is 25 days journey north from Tanda.