Couching
Couching Couch"ing, n. 1. (Med.) The operation of putting down or displacing the opaque lens in cataract. [1913 Webster]

2. Embroidering by laying the materials upon the surface of the foundation, instead of drawing them through. [1913 Webster]


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  • Couching — For the surgical technique, see Couching (ophthalmology). Detail of the Bayeux Tapestry showing fillings in laid work. In embroidery, couching and laid work are techniques in which yarn or other materials are laid across the surface of the ground …   Wikipedia

  • Couching — Couch Couch (kouch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Couched} (koucht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Couching}.] [F. coucher to lay down, lie down, OF. colchier, fr. L. collocare to lay, put, place; col + locare to place, fr. locus place. See {Locus}.] [1913 Webster] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • couching — /kow ching/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that couches. 2. 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… …   Universalium

  • couching — n. an operation for cataract in which the lens is pushed out of the pupil downwards and backwards into the jelly like vitreous humour by a small knife inserted through the edge of the cornea. It was widely employed in ancient Hindu civilizations… …   Medical dictionary

  • couching — kaÊŠtʃ n. long upholstered seat; bed, place for resting; animal s lair; board on which paper pulp is dried (Papermaking) v. recline; lower; ambush; express, put into words; transfer to a couch (Papermaking) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • couching — n. an operation for cataract in which the lens is pushed out of the pupil downwards and backwards into the jelly like vitreous humour by a small knife inserted through the edge of the cornea. It was widely employed in ancient Hindu civilizations… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • couching — /ˈkaʊtʃɪŋ/ (say kowching) noun 1. the act of someone or something that couches. 2. 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… …   Australian English dictionary

  • couching — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Couching (ophthalmology) — For the embroidery technique, see Couching. Couching is the earliest documented form of cataract surgery. As a cataract is a clouding in the lens of the eye, couching is a technique of dislodging the lens, thus removing the opacity. Although… …   Wikipedia

  • Удаление Катаракты (Couching) — хирургическая операция, во время которой пораженный катарактой хрусталик перемещается вниз и назад от зрачка к стекловидному телу с помощью небольшого скальпеля, вводимого через край роговицы. Данная операция широко применялась в древних… …   Медицинские термины

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