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(Cou"chee) n. [F. couche a sleeping place from coucher. See Couch, v. t. ] A reception
held at the time of going to bed, as by a sovereign or great prince. [Obs.] Dryden.
The duke's levees and couchees were so crowded that the antechambers were full.
1. One who couches.
2. (Paper Manuf.) One who couches paper.
3. [Cf. L. collectarius.] (O. Eng. Law) (a) A factor or agent resident in a country for traffic. Blount.
(b) The book in which a corporation or other body registers its particular acts. [Obs.] Cowell.
(Couch" grass`) (Bot.) See Quitch grass.
1. (Med.) The operation of putting down or displacing the opaque lens in cataract.
2. Embroidering by laying the materials upon the surface of the foundation, instead of drawing them
(Couch"less) a. Having no couch or bed.
(Cou"dee) n. [F. coude, from coude elbow.] A measure of length; the distance from the elbow
to the end of the middle finger; a cubit.
(Cou"gar) n. [F. couguar, from the native name in the South American dialects, cuguacuara,
cuguacuarana.] (Zoöl.) An American feline quadruped (Felis concolor), resembling the African panther
in size and habits. Its color is tawny, without spots; hence writers often called it the American lion. Called
also puma, panther, mountain lion, and catamount. See Puma.
(Cough) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Coughed (k?ft); p. pr. & vb. n. Coughing.] [Cf. D. kuchen, MHG.
kchen to breathe, G. keuchen to pant, and E. chincough, the first part of which is prob. akin to cough; cf.
also E. choke.] To expel air, or obstructing or irritating matter, from the lungs or air passages, in a
noisy and violent manner.
(Cough), v. t.
1. To expel from the lungs or air passages by coughing; followed by up; as, to cough up phlegm.
2. To bring to a specified state by coughing; as, he coughed himself hoarse.
To cough down, to silence or put down (an objectionable speaker) by simulated coughing.
(Cough), n. [Cg. D. kuch. See Cough, v. i. ]
1. A sudden, noisy, and violent expulsion of air from the chest, caused by irritation in the air passages,
or by the reflex action of nervous or gastric disorder, etc.
2. The more or less frequent repetition of coughing, constituting a symptom of disease.
Stomach cough, Ear cough, cough due to irritation in the stomach or ear.
(Cough"er) n. One who coughs.