It might be supposed, that animals so young would be frightened at the approach of the horseman couching his spear before their eyes; but our Andalusian breeders expect better things from their favourites.
In the Odyssey, it is true, we have Circe and Calypso; but they are goddesses couching with a mortal, and excite no human passion.
The darkness was intense; but I knew by an occasional snappish bark whenever I ventured to stir, or to make the slightest noise, that the dog was couching underneath me, ready for a spring.
The lines expressing the folds of drapery are in this case shown by the couching at these places being taken in a different direction.
The durability is very great, owing to the couching thread being upon the reverse side, where it is protected from wear and tear, and being out of sight can be made strong and durable.
The pattern is followed round with a gold cord or double thread of passing, fixed either visibly or invisibly with a couching stitch; the work needs but an interesting design and suitable background to be most successful.
The thread is fastened down as a rule two-fold, sometimes even three-fold; this method is both quicker and more effective than couching each thread separately.
Embroidery stitches can be made use of for couching down other threads; a bunch of threads may be laid upon the material, and an open chain, buttonhole, or feather stitch worked over in order to fix it in place.
Decorative use can be made of the colour of the couching thread; a hot colour warms the tone of the gold and a cool one does the reverse; and the more contrasting the colour the more it is in evidence.
All drapery carried out in this stitch is worked in somewhat the same fashion, that is, the couchingrunning to and fro between the lines marks each fold as roughly shown at fig.
Fine gold passing is used for the couched thread, much finer than can possibly be shown in the drawing, and the pattern chosen for the couching down is a chevron.
Stay under that tall palm-tree through the night; Rest on the mountain-slope By the couching antelope, O thou enthroned supremacy of light!
Stay under that dark palm-tree through the night, Rest on the mountain slope, By the couching antelope, O thou enthroned supremacy of light!
A cord, also the couching stitch, makes a good finish.
Yet again others prefer to work embroidery stitches such as open buttonhole or couching stitches.
They then prowl about in the same manner as their prey, couching in the long grass and brush-wood, and hiding themselves from all publicity.
He must have been couching somewhere, the funny old rogue, behind the Pole; he must have been coquetting with the beauties of Greenland or Nova Zembla.
Couching is a laying down on the outline of the design, a thick strand of filoselle, or cord or wool or silk of any kind, and then over-stitching it down with a fine silk of the same, or a contrasting colour.
After another flourish of the trumpets, all four clapped spurs to their horses, Sir Launcelot couching his lance, and galloped to and fro, as if they had been mad, to the terror and astonishment of all the spectators.
The burning sun had driven every creature under shelter, and no one was visible; but well was it known that watch and ward was closely kept from beneath those dark tents, that to the eyes within had the air of couching beasts of prey.
He advertised in the Tatler that he had been 35 years in the practice of 'couching cataracts, taking off all sorts of wens, curing wry necks and hair lips without blemish, though never so deformed.
AEneas, whom holy Aphrodite bore to the embraces of Anchises on the knowes of Ida, a Goddess couching with a mortal.
And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, and the Ammonites a couching place for flocks: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens: 49:15 And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.
The edges are then finished off by stitches of embroidery or by a couching line (see page 39).
Couching outlines are usually thick strands of double crewel, tapestry wool, filoselle, cord, or narrow ribbon laid down and stitched at regular intervals by threads crossing the couching line at right angles.
This style of couching was commonly used as a ground in ecclesiastical work of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
The Spanish embroiderers used these forms of couching over stuffing with coloured silks as well as gold, and produced wonderfully rich effects.
The turnip-fields are bright green with hope and expectation--and coveys are couching on lazy beds beneath the potato-shaw.
Lines of gold are used to mark out the border pattern, and are fastened down with the couching stitch.
The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "couching" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.