Trencher cap, the cap worn by studens at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, having a stiff, flat, square appendage at top. A similar cap used in the United States is called Oxford cap, mortar board, etc. Trencher fly, a person who haunts the tables of others; a parasite. [R.] L'Estrange.Trencher friend, one who frequents the tables of others; a sponger.Trencher mate, a table companion; a parasite; a trencher fly. Hooker.

(Trench"er-man) n.; pl. Trencher-men

1. A feeder; a great eater; a gormandizer. Shak.

2. A cook. [Obs.]

The skillfulest trencher-men of Media.
Sir P. Sidney.

3. A table companion; a trencher mate. Thackeray.

(Trench"more) n. A kind of lively dance of a rude, boisterous character. Also, music in triple time appropriate to the dance. [Obs.]

All the windows in the town dance new trenchmore.
Beau. & Fl.

(Trench"more) v. i. To dance the trenchmore. [Obs.] Marston.

(Trench"-plow", Trench"-plough`) v. t. To plow with deep furrows, for the purpose of loosening the land to a greater depth than usual.

(Trend), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Trended; p. pr. & vb. n. Trending.] [OE. trenden to roll or turn about; akin to OFries. trind, trund, round, Dan. & Sw. trind, AS. trendel a circle, ring, and E. trendle, trundle.] To have a particular direction; to run; to stretch; to tend; as, the shore of the sea trends to the southwest.

(Trend), v. t. To cause to turn; to bend. [R.]

Not far beneath i' the valley as she trends
Her silver stream.
W. Browne.

(Trend), n. Inclination in a particular direction; tendency; general direction; as, the trend of a coast.

Trend of an anchor. (Naut.) (a) The lower end of the shank of an anchor, being the same distance on the shank from the throat that the arm measures from the throat to the bill. R. H. Dana, Jr. (b) The angle made by the line of a vessel's keel and the direction of the anchor cable, when she is swinging at anchor.

(Trend) v. t. [Cf. G. & OD. trennen to separate.] To cleanse, as wool. [Prov. Eng.]

(Trend), n. Clean wool. [Prov. Eng.]

(Trend"er) n. One whose business is to free wool from its filth. [Prov. Eng.]

1. One who trenches; esp., one who cuts or digs ditches.

2. A large wooden plate or platter, as for table use.

3. The table; hence, the pleasures of the table; food.

It could be no ordinary declension of nature that could bring some men, after an ingenuous education, to place their "summum bonum" upon their trenchers.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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