from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who, or that which, scares another; specifically, a person stationed to prevent the escape of the deer during a hunt.
- n. One who flinches or shrinks back.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, scares another; specifically, a person stationed to prevent the escape of the deer, at a hunt. See blancher.
- n. One who blenches, flinches, or shrinks back.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A scarecrow, or whatever frightens or turns aside or away.
- n. In hunting, one placed where he can turn the deer from going in a particular direction; a blancher.
- n. One who blenches or flinches.
"Well enough," said Richard; "thine host shall not be a great one, but no man in it will be a blencher, for they be all champions of the Dry Tree."
Chapmen were three old men, and more than one blencher besides.
'I look to be no blencher in the battle,' said Face-of-god; 'that is not the fashion of our kindred, whosoever may be before us.
Then the Lord sat silent, and seemed to be pondering: at last he said, as if to himself: "Yet there is one thing: many a blencher can sing of battle; and it hath been seen, that a fair body of a man is whiles soft amidst the hard hand-play.
For I know thee no battle-blencher, but a valiant man of thine hands. "