from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A natural bed for oysters, consisting of gravel or crushed shells to which the oyster spawn may adhere.
- n. The spawn of the oyster.
- n. New England Clean trash or rubbish, such as string, paper, and cloth: "We always had a culch box around” ( New Hampshire informant in DARE).
- n. A person or thing not highly regarded.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The rocks, crushed shells, and other sea detritus that create an oyster bed, where oyster spawn can attach themselves.
- n. The accumulation of small household items of little value. (New England expression.)
- v. To prepare an oyster bed with such (culch) attachments.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Rubbish; lumber; stuff.
- To apply (cultch) to (an oyster-bed). See culching.
The young probably find a natural "culch" in the many shells, cockle and others, that strew the rock, sand, and clay.
Minghella's movie is culture with a capital culch: it has ghosts playing Bach, a plumber who quotes Dylan Thomas and the kind of cinematography that holds a close-up of a white sheet on a clothesline, possibly signifying the Whiteness of Life.
The young probably find a natural “culch” in the many shells, cockle and others, that strew the rock, sand, and clay.
The theatre looks amazing, check out bngr's post (complete with pics) on culch. ie here.
From the land of imitation Rolex, Ray Bans, Gucci and more, the roaming culch. ie correspondents give you the first of a scandalous series.
No, I just never have anything decent and culch related to write about.
Since “culch” can be read (or said) as short for “culture”, the website’s address is doubly apt.