couching

[kou-ching]
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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.

Origin of couching

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

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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