[ koo-shey ]
/ kuˈʃeɪ /
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(of an escutcheon) depicted in a diagonal position, the sinister chief uppermost.
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Origin of couché
1720–30; <French, past participle of coucher to lay down. See couch
Words nearby couché
cotylosaur, cotype, coucal, couch, couchant, couché, coucher, couchette, couch grass, couching, couch potato
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How to use couché in a sentence
I went from Bengal into the country of Couche, which is 25 days journey north from Tanda.
Quand on couche dehors et qu'on ne change pas, on use tellement.Histoires grises|E. Edouard Tavernier
The time of Mrs. Catherine's couche drew near, arrived, and was gone through safely.Catherine: A Story|William Makepeace Thackeray
Un gros prieur son petit fils baisait,Et mignardait au matin dans sa couche,Tandis rtir sa perdrix en faisait, etc.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Between ourselves, the wife looks to me for all the world like a good-for-nothing—a Marie-couche toi-la.The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard|Anatole France