Origin of couching
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of couch
Related Words for couchinglounge, chair, bed, utter, settee, divan, ottoman, davenport, daybed, chesterfield, put, phrase, frame, word, formulate
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Historical Examples of couching
In fig. 130 this couching is to be seen in use upon drapery.Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving
Filoselle is well adapted to couching, and may be laid double (24 threads).
Elsewhere it is kept in place by "couching," a process presently to be described.
Couching is a stitch that you will hear more about in later chapters.The Library of Work and Play: Needlecraft
Effie Archer Archer
The edge can be finished with the blanket, couching, Kensington or chain stitch.Handicraft for Girls
- a method of embroidery in which the thread is caught down at intervals by another thread passed through the material from beneath
- a pattern or work done by this method
- a board on which sheets of handmade paper are dried by pressing
- a felt blanket onto which sheets of partly dried paper are transferred for further drying
- a roll on a papermaking machine from which the wet web of paper on the wire is transferred to the next section
Word Origin for couch
c.1300, "to overlay with gold, inlay," from Old French couchier "to lay down, place; go to bed, put to bed," from Latin collocare "to lay, place, station, arrange," from com- "together" (see com-) + locare "to place" (see locate). Meaning "to put into words" is from 1520s. Related: Couched; couching. Heraldic couchant ("lying down with the head up") is late 15c., from the French present participle.
mid-14c., from Old French couche (12c.) "a bed, lair," from coucher "to lie down," from Latin collocare (see couch (v.)). Traditionally, a couch has the head end only raised, and only half a back; a sofa has both ends raised and a full back; a settee is like a sofa but may be without arms; an ottoman has neither back nor arms, nor has a divan, the distinctive feature of which is that it goes against a wall. Couch potato first recorded 1979.