pouch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pouch swell or protrude outwards "His stomach bulged after the huge meal"
    • v pouch send by special mail that goes through diplomatic channels
    • v pouch put into a small bag
    • n pouch a small or medium size container for holding or carrying things
    • n pouch (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican)
    • n pouch an enclosed space "the trapped miners found a pocket of air"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Male sea horses are the ones that get impregnated rather than the females. Males have a pouch on their belly that provides incubation for the female?s eggs and they can have up to 1500 babies at one time
    • Pouch A bulkhead in the hold of a vessel, to prevent grain, etc., from shifting.
    • Pouch A cyst or sac containing fluid.
    • Pouch A protuberant belly; a paunch; -- so called in ridicule.
    • Pouch A sac or bag for carrying food or young; as, the cheek pouches of certain rodents, and the pouch of marsupials.
    • Pouch A silicle, or short pod, as of the shepherd's purse.
    • Pouch A small bag; usually, a leathern bag; as, a pouch for money; a shot pouch; a mail pouch, etc.
    • Pouch That which is shaped like, or used as, a pouch
    • Pouch To pocket; to put up with.
    • Pouch To pout.
    • Pouch To put or take into a pouch.
    • Pouch To swallow; -- said of fowls.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Many koalas are killed in sanctuaries by cars of visitors. 2. A newborn koala finds its way to the mother's pouch by following a trail of saliva.
    • n pouch A bag or sack of any sort; especially, a poke or pocket, or something answering the same purpose, as the bag carried at the girdle in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and serving as a purse to carry small articles.
    • n pouch A mail-pouch. See mail-bag.
    • n pouch In zoology, a dilated or sac-like part, capable of containing something. A sac-like dilatation of the cheeks, commonly called cheek-pouch. See cheek-pouch, and cuts under Geomys and Perognathus.
    • n pouch In botany, a silicle; also, some other purselike vessel, as the sac at the base of some petals.
    • n pouch In anatomy, a cæcum, especially when dilated or saccular, or some similar sac or recess. See cut under lamprey.
    • n pouch A bag for shot or bullets; hence, after the introduction of cartridges, a cartridge-box.
    • n pouch A small bulkhead or partition in a ship's hold to prevent grain or other loose cargo from shifting.
    • pouch To pocket; put into a pouch or pocket; inclose as in a pouch or sack.
    • pouch To swallow, as a bird or fish.
    • pouch To pocket; submit quietly to.
    • pouch To fill the pockets of; provide with money.
    • pouch To purse up.
    • pouch To form a pouch; bag.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average capacity of a pelican's pouch is 12 quarts.
    • n Pouch powch a poke, pocket, or bag: the bag or sac of an animal
    • v.t Pouch to put into a pouch: to pocket, submit to
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. poche, a pocket, pouch, bag; probably of Teutonic origin. See Poke a bag, and cf. Poach to cook eggs, to plunder

Usage

In literature:

His bullets and wadding he carried in a small leather pouch by his side.
"The Young Trailers" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The gopher uses his pouches for carrying food, not dirt.
"The Human Side of Animals" by Royal Dixon
The unripe ones he threw at the Crab, but all the ripe and good ones he put in his pouch.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
POWDER HORN AND BULLET POUCH.
"A Catalogue of Early Pennsylvania and Other Firearms and Edged Weapons at "Restless Oaks"" by Henry W. Shoemaker
As soon as I get accustomed to the weight of the rifle and pouch, I have no doubt that I shall get on well enough.
"Through Three Campaigns" by G. A. Henty
Under each armpit was fastened the pouch for carrying the drugs.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
It would have been like the Ermetyne to investigate the pouch carefully, take out the gun and put the pouch back.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
Stooping, he took up the object, which proved to be a richly inlaid musket with flask and pouch.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
When Ictinike was about to go home, he pretended he had forgotten about his tobacco pouch, which he left behind.
"Myths and Legends of the Great Plains" by Unknown
One of the pouches of his belt was near me.
"Beyond the Vanishing Point" by Raymond King Cummings
Their guns, pouches, and flasks were carefully secured, so that the water could not damage them.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
Such a dilatation, or pouch, may gradually enlarge from the frequent imprisonment of feed.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
These pouches, when filled, impart to the little creatures a most ludicrous appearance.
"Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found" by Mayne Reid
He pouched it, and beat the trail, as I said, with Nita and the kiddie.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
Pipe and tobacco pouch (one-third).
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
Around Guapo's neck there hung a small pouch made of the skin of the chinchilla, which beautiful little animal is a native of these parts.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
I tell you, my buckskin pouch is gone.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants" by H. Irving Hancock
The pseudochrysalis is still enclosed in the delicate pouch formed of the skin of the secondary larva.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
They might fire away until they should empty both their powder-horns and pouches, and all to no purpose.
"Bruin" by Mayne Reid
After them came a leather pouch, quite heavy, Jeremy thought.
"The Black Buccaneer" by Stephen W. Meader
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In poetry:

A shepherd lad with hat aslouch
Was singing to his flock O;
I pulled my money from my pouch,
And chucked him a baiocco.
"A Tusculan Question" by Alfred Austin
Place that bayonet in my hand,
And fill this pouch with lead;
Show me the blood and leave me, and let me
Stand By my dead.
"Red" by Leon Gellert
His Bible had he in his pouch,
O' scones an' cheese a guidly whang;
An' staff in haun', he's aff to see
The godly wark at auld Cam'slang.
"Gran'Faither At Cam'slang" by Janet Hamilton
His heavy eyelids droop half-over,
Great pouches swing beneath his eyes.
He listens, thinks himself the lover,
Heaves from his stomach wheezy sighs;
He likes to feel his heart's a-breaking.
"Wagner" by Rupert Brooke
Too late to save my household gods,
My treasures rich and rare.
My ransacked cupboards yawned agape,
My sideboard, too, was bare.
And there, beside my tumbled couch,
My trousers lay with rifled pouch.
"Culture and Cops" by C J Dennis
What is't ye hae lost? It's the big dollar bags,
An' ye've nocht in yer pouches but dirty green rags;
O' the wale o' yer men nocht is left but their banes,
An' the kintra is fu' o' their widows an' weans.
"Nuts To Crack For Cousin Sam" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

The new 11.2oz pouches have a sleeker shape and a recloseable cap.
High-Speed Spouted Pouch Filling Equipment Available Soon From Wild Flavors, Pourch and Pack Concepts.
WildFlavors and its subsidiary Pouch and Pack Concepts, announce the initial installation of high-speed spouted pouch filling equipment at selected co-packing locations in the United States.
Pouch by David Ezra Stein.
Use basic sewing skills to create this cute gift pouch .
In the Kangaroo's Pouch .
Bazaar's best buy of the day: Smythson pouch .
The Children's Beverage Group here has signed a letter of intent to open the first state-of-the-art stand-up pouch facility in the United States.
Pouches are applied to packages of fresh, frozen or dry grocery products via automatic equipment designed by Multivac, Kansas City, Mo.
Zenus's Masstige Deluxe Ostrich Pouch offers basic protection for your iPad.
Miniot Pouch is a wooden iPhone 4/4S sleeve.
Unlike other tourniquet pouches , the new TMK-UTQ is designed to fit most tourniquets on the market for ease of use and maximum versatility in the field.
Outback Pelicans The Bill and Pouch Breakdown (Graphic).
The Bill and Pouch Breakdown (Graphic).
Here's a quick visual breakdown of the pelican bill and pouch .
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