Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To quench.

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Examples

  • Trouble is, the temp is gonna freeze around a 100 for the next unshuffling of Doppler knows how many days, enough that it's causing all the teevee celebrity heads to squench their faces all serious and start warning us about the dangers of hot weather.

    Holy Hell Arrives Today

  • "I only wanted," replied the trembling Marchioness, "to know where the key of the meat-safe was hid -- that was all; and I wouldn't have taken much if I had found it -- only enough to squench my hunger."

    Ten Girls from Dickens

  • "Uncle Issy," asked Jim Lewarne, lurching up, "I durstn 'g-glint over my shoulder -- but wud' ee mind tellin 'me if th' old woman's lookin 'this way -- afore I squench my thirst?"

    I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales

  • "I only wanted," replied the trembling Marchioness, "to know where the key of the safe was hid; that was all; and I wouldn't have taken much if I had found it -- only enough to squench my hunger."

    The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VI (of X)—Great Britain and Ireland IV

  • _He_ said it was me as stared at him -- the damn fool not knowin 'that I was only a-tryin' to squench his beastly owlin 'by lookin' steady at him; an 'he said he'd settle me ef I kep' on.

    In the Sargasso Sea A Novel

  • I split the everlasting rocks with my glance, and I squench the thunder when I speak!

    Life on the Mississippi

  • 'I only wanted,' replied the trembling Marchioness, 'to know where the key of the safe was hid; that was all; and I wouldn't have taken much, if I had found it -- only enough to squench my hunger.'

    The Old Curiosity Shop

  • "If you're thirsty, vy don't you say so and squench it, old boy?"

    The Christmas Books of Mr. M.A. Titmarsh

  • "I only wanted," replied the trembling Marchioness, "to know where the key of the safe was hid; that was all; and I wouldn't have taken much, if I had found it -- only enough to squench my hunger."

    Old Curiosity Shop

  • “If you’re thirsty, vy don’t you say so and squench it, old boy?”

    Our Street

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