Couching, an old operation for cataract, which consisted in passing a needle into the eye, and pushing the lens out of its place with it to leave the pupil of the eye clear.

Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.

Couch"ing, n.

1. Med.

The operation of putting down or displacing the opaque lens in cataract.


Embroidering by laying the materials upon the surface of the foundation, instead of drawing them through.


© Webster 1913.

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