couching

[ kou-ching ]
/ ˈkaʊ tʃɪŋ /

noun

the act of a person or thing that couches.
a method of embroidering in which a thread, often heavy, laid upon the surface of the material, is caught down at intervals by stitches taken with another thread through the material.
work so made.

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Origin of couching

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at couch, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for couching

couching
/ (ˈkaʊtʃɪŋ) /

noun

  1. a method of embroidery in which the thread is caught down at intervals by another thread passed through the material from beneath
  2. a pattern or work done by this method
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