American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See catechu.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as quitch-grass, Triticum repens.
- n. A block of paper or vellum, between the leaves of which gold-leaf is placed to be beaten.
- n. Catechu.
- n. Same as cultch.
- n. nautical a preservative, made from catechu gum boiled in water, used to prolong the life of a sail
- n. zoology Alternative form of cultch.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. tannin extract derived from any of several mangrove barks of Pacific areas
- Malay kachu, of Dravidian origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And the terms "terra japonica and catechu" are hereby transferred from schedule D to schedule E, they being considered in commerce as the same articles of merchandize as cutch, which is enumerated in schedule E of said act.”
The Statutes at Large of the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America, from the Institution of the Government, February 8, 1861, to its Termination, February 18, 1862, Inclusive. Arranged in Chronological Order. Together with the Constitution for the Provisional Government, and the Permanent Constitution of the Confederate States, and the Treaties Concluded by the Confederate States with Indian Tribes:
“But now, "he wagged his head again," these are cutch-sahibs, not pakka-sahibs - and the English common soldiers are no better.”
“But now, "he wagged his head again," these are cutch-sahibs, not pakka-sahibs — and the English common soldiers are no better.”
“E.g. pukka road, a macadam surface, cutch road, a mere track.”
“Add 6 oz. fustic or 1 oz. flavin to cutch bath, re-enter cotton.”
“These proportions can be varied according to the shade of grey required; the more iron makes the colour browner, the more cutch the bluer grey.”
“All shades of brown may be obtained by decreasing or increasing the amount of cutch or by adding a little logwood or fustic, in which latter case the cotton should have been previously mordanted.”
“Boil for 1/2 an hour in the cutch, then put into boiling iron, being very careful to stir well.”
“Repeat above until the required depth of colour is reached, finish in cutch bath to obtain deepest shade, which may be darkened by adding 1 drachm or so copper sulphate.”
“Enter cotton in cutch bath, boil 20 minutes, wring out, boil 10 minutes in chrome bath.”
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