couch (v.) Old form(s): coucht
go to a lair, find shelter
KL III.i.12[Gentleman to disguised Kent, of the stormy night] wherein the cub-drawn bear would couch
Tim II.ii.177.1[Flavius to Timon, of his flatterers] One cloud of winter showers, / These flies are couched
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