Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A variant of poach.
- An obsolete form of poach.
- In paper manufacturing, to perform gas-bleaching upon (paper-stock) in a potching-engine. The bleaching reagent is chlorin dissolved in water, or chlorin generated in the mass by the action of dilute sulphuric acid upon a solution of common salt, or a solution of salt and chlorid of manganese, called
bleaching-liquid. The stock is placed in a machine constructed much like a breaking- or washing-engine, and called a potching-engine. The acid is very slowly dropped into the bleaching-liquid when the chlorin is to be generated in the mass, and, after the liberated chlorin has performed its work, the stuff is discharged into stone or earthenware chests having zinc strainers at the bottom, where the bleaching-liquid is drained off. When a solution of chlorin in water is used, it is added in proper quantity to the stock after washing, and the latter, after sufficient treatment, is drained as above described. See bleachingand gas-bleaching.
- v. To thrust.
- v. To trample.
- n. mineralogy A type of rough opal without colour, and therefore not worth selling.
- v. Obsolete form of poach (to cook)
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To thrust; to push.
- v. obsolete See poach, to cook.
- From Old French pocher ("to poke"); akin to poach. (Wiktionary)
“But of our hotch-potch of nationalities fore and aft there is no person who catches an inkling of their language or nationality.”
“These children had no effective catalyst to turn a hotch-potch of letters and words into meaningful information.”
“The hotch-potch of influences is reflected in their suburban New York home where we meet, a large house set in its own thick greenery in an area of real estate where residents are surely more familiar with hedge funds and stock fluctuations than fistulas or honour killings.”
“This DI loon is aiming this most recent speel at an ever increasingly marginalised hotch potch of ID supporters.”
“Edit an ever increasingly marginalised hotch potch of ID supporters.”
“The Brown affair has now for some time been a hotch-potch of all the wrongs attributed to it by fmr.”
“All free peoples have a right to self-determination and we who live near to or in the Pennines demand the same rights as the Scots and the Welsh, (but not the English, who aren't entitled to self determination because they are a multi-cultural mongrel hot potch undeserving of privileged minprity status).”
“For a longer article on the groupings, this hotch-potch, by Grant Osborne and other writers, could help.”
“It sounds like a hotch potch and most of the work was drawing, rubbing out, redrawing, not trying to emulate any particular style but drawing from them.”
“No longer should the NHS rely on a hotch-potch of elderly computer systems, they told him.”
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