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blanch

blanch
(a.) To take the color out of, and make white; to bleach; as, to blanch linen; age has blanched his hair.
(a.) To bleach by excluding the light, as the stalks or leaves of plants, by earthing them up or tying them together.
(a.) To make white by removing the skin of, as by scalding; as, to blanch almonds.
(a.) To whiten, as the surface of meat, by plunging into boiling water and afterwards into cold, so as to harden the surface and retain the juices.
(a.) To give a white luster to (silver, before stamping, in the process of coining.).
(a.) To cover (sheet iron) with a coating of tin.
(a.) Fig.: To whiten; to give a favorable appearance to; to whitewash; to palliate.
(n.) Ore, not in masses, but mixed with other minerals.
(v. i.) To grow or become white; as, his cheek blanched with fear; the rose blanches in the sun.
(v. i.) To use evasion.
(v. t.) To avoid, as from fear; to evade; to leave unnoticed.
(v. t.) To cause to turn aside or back; as, to blanch a deer.

blench

blench
(n.) A looking aside or askance.
(v. i.) To shrink; to start back; to draw back, from lack of courage or resolution; to flinch; to quail.
(v. i.) To fly off; to turn aside.
(v. i. & t.) To grow or make pale.
(v. t.) To baffle; to disconcert; to turn away; -- also, to obstruct; to hinder.
(v. t.) To draw back from; to deny from fear.

branch

branch
(a.) Diverging from, or tributary to, a main stock, line, way, theme, etc.; as, a branch vein; a branch road or line; a branch topic; a branch store.
(n.) A shoot or secondary stem growing from the main stem, or from a principal limb or bough of a tree or other plant.
(n.) Any division extending like a branch; any arm or part connected with the main body of thing; ramification; as, the branch of an antler; the branch of a chandelier; a branch of a river; a branch of a railway.
(n.) Any member or part of a body or system; a distinct article; a section or subdivision; a department.
(n.) One of the portions of a curve that extends outwards to an indefinitely great distance; as, the branches of an hyperbola.
(n.) A line of family descent, in distinction from some other line or lines from the same stock; any descendant in such a line; as, the English branch of a family.
(n.) A warrant or commission given to a pilot, authorizing him to pilot vessels in certain waters.
(v. i.) To shoot or spread in branches; to separate into branches; to ramify.
(v. i.) To divide into separate parts or subdivision.
(v. t.) To divide as into branches; to make subordinate division in.
(v. t.) To adorn with needlework representing branches, flowers, or twigs.

brunch

brunch
Combination breakfast and lunch; usually served in late morning
Eat a meal in the late morning; "We brunch in Sundays"

chinch

chinch
(n.) The bedbug (Cimex lectularius).
(n.) A bug (Blissus leucopterus), which, in the United States, is very destructive to grass, wheat, and other grains; -- also called chiniz, chinch bug, chink bug. It resembles the bedbug in its disgusting odor.

clench

clench
(n. & v. t.) See Clinch.

clinch

clinch
(n.) The act or process of holding fast; that which serves to hold fast; a grip; a grasp; a clamp; a holdfast; as, to get a good clinch of an antagonist, or of a weapon; to secure anything by a clinch.
(n.) A pun.
(n.) A hitch or bend by which a rope is made fast to the ring of an anchor, or the breeching of a ship's gun to the ringbolts.
(v. i.) To hold fast; to grasp something firmly; to seize or grasp one another.
(v. t.) To hold firmly; to hold fast by grasping or embracing tightly.
(v. t.) To set closely together; to close tightly; as, to clinch the teeth or the first.
(v. t.) To bend or turn over the point of (something that has been driven through an object), so that it will hold fast; as, to clinch a nail.
(v. t.) To make conclusive; to confirm; to establish; as, to clinch an argument.

clunch

clunch
(n.) Indurated clay. See Bind, n., 3.
(n.) One of the hard beds of the lower chalk.

cranch

cranch
(v. t.) See Craunch.

crunch

crunch
(v. i.) To chew with force and noise; to craunch.
(v. i.) To grind or press with violence and noise.
(v. i.) To emit a grinding or craunching noise.
(v. t.) To crush with the teeth; to chew with a grinding noise; to craunch; as, to crunch a biscuit.

drench

drench
(n.) A military vassal mentioned in Domesday Book.
(v. t.) To cause to drink; especially, to dose by force; to put a potion down the throat of, as of a horse; hence. to purge violently by physic.
(v. t.) To steep in moisture; to wet thoroughly; to soak; to saturate with water or other liquid; to immerse.
(v. t.) A drink; a draught; specifically, a potion of medicine poured or forced down the throat; also, a potion that causes purging.

elench

elench
(n.) That part of an argument on which its conclusiveness depends; that which convinces of refutes an antagonist; a refutation.
(n.) A specious but fallacious argument; a sophism.

flanch

flanch
(n.) A flange.
(n.) A bearing consisting of a segment of a circle encroaching on the field from the side.

flench

flench
(v. t.) Same as Flence.

flinch

flinch
(n.) The act of flinching.
(v. i.) To withdraw from any suffering or undertaking, from pain or danger; to fail in doing or perserving; to show signs of yielding or of suffering; to shrink; to wince; as, one of the parties flinched from the combat.
(v. i.) To let the foot slip from a ball, when attempting to give a tight croquet.

french

french
(a.) Of or pertaining to France or its inhabitants.
(n.) The language spoken in France.
(n.) Collectively, the people of France.

glunch

glunch
(a.) Frowning; sulky; sullen.
(n.) A sullen, angry look; a look of disdain or dislike.

haunch

haunch
(n.) The hip; the projecting region of the lateral parts of the pelvis and the hip joint; the hind part.
(n.) Of meats: The leg and loin taken together; as, a haunch of venison.

launch

launch
(n.) The act of launching.
(n.) The movement of a vessel from land into the water; especially, the sliding on ways from the stocks on which it is built.
(n.) The boat of the largest size belonging to a ship of war; also, an open boat of any size driven by steam, naphtha, electricity, or the like.
(v. i.) To throw, as a lance or dart; to hurl; to let fly.
(v. i.) To strike with, or as with, a lance; to pierce.
(v. i.) To cause to move or slide from the land into the water; to set afloat; as, to launch a ship.
(v. i.) To send out; to start (one) on a career; to set going; to give a start to (something); to put in operation; as, to launch a son in the world; to launch a business project or enterprise.
(v. i.) To move with force and swiftness like a sliding from the stocks into the water; to plunge; to make a beginning; as, to launch into the current of a stream; to launch into an argument or discussion; to launch into lavish expenditures; -- often with out.

paunch

paunch
(n.) The belly and its contents; the abdomen; also, the first stomach, or rumen, of ruminants. See Rumen.
(n.) A paunch mat; -- called also panch.
(n.) The thickened rim of a bell, struck by the clapper.
(v. t.) To pierce or rip the belly of; to eviscerate; to disembowel.
(v. t.) To stuff with food.

planch

planch
(n.) A plank.
(v. t.) To make or cover with planks or boards; to plank.

quench

quench
(v. i.) To become extinguished; to go out; to become calm or cool.
(v. t.) To extinguish; to overwhelm; to make an end of; -- said of flame and fire, of things burning, and figuratively of sensations and emotions; as, to quench flame; to quench a candle; to quench thirst, love, hate, etc.
(v. t.) To cool suddenly, as heated steel, in tempering.
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