Leach tub
Leach Leach, n. [Written also {letch}.] [Cf. As. le['a]h lye, G. lauge. See {Lye}.] 1. A quantity of wood ashes, through which water passes, and thus imbibes the alkali. [1913 Webster]

2. A tub or vat for leaching ashes, bark, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Leach tub}, a wooden tub in which ashes are leached. [1913 Webster]


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  • Leach — Leach, n. [Written also {letch}.] [Cf. As. le[ a]h lye, G. lauge. See {Lye}.] 1. A quantity of wood ashes, through which water passes, and thus imbibes the alkali. [1913 Webster] 2. A tub or vat for leaching ashes, bark, etc. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leach-trough — leachˈ trough or leachˈtub noun A trough or tub in which ashes are leached • • • Main Entry: ↑leach …   Useful english dictionary

  • leach — 1. noun /liːtʃ/ a) A quantity of wood ashes, through which water passes, and thus imbibes the alkali. b) A tub or vat for leaching ashes, bark, etc. 2. verb /liːtʃ/ To purge a soluble matter out of …   Wiktionary

  • ash-leach — ashˈ leach noun A tub in which alkaline salts are dissolved from wood ashes • • • Main Entry: ↑ash …   Useful english dictionary

  • letch — Leach Leach, n. [Written also {letch}.] [Cf. As. le[ a]h lye, G. lauge. See {Lye}.] 1. A quantity of wood ashes, through which water passes, and thus imbibes the alkali. [1913 Webster] 2. A tub or vat for leaching ashes, bark, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leachtub — leachˈ trough or leachˈtub noun A trough or tub in which ashes are leached • • • Main Entry: ↑leach …   Useful english dictionary

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