• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Panch (Naut) See Paunch.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n panch An obsolete or dialectal form of paunch.
    • n panch Nautical, a thick strong mat, made by interlacing spun-yarn or strands of rope, and used in various places on a ship to prevent chafing. Also paunch, paunch-mat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Panch panch a thick mat made of strands of rope, used in ships in places to prevent chafing
    • Panch Also Paunch
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In literature:

Flint snapped his fingers, and Panch, with a spring, was off the fence and on his friend's knees.
"Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man" by Marie Conway Oemler
Some of them were headed, some strangled, some panched, and some he caused to be slaine quicke.
"Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (3 of 8)" by Raphael Holinshed
At last they reached the seven seas which surrounded the Panch-Phul Ranee's country.
"Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know" by Various
In the evening the Panch again take their food in the convert's house, while he eats outside it at a distance.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
About 4 miles from Haoz Panch we found an ancient mud caravanserai abandoned and partly ruined.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Panch Phul Rani, p. 140, shines in the dark jungle like a star.
"Indian Fairy Tales" by Anonymous
The cooli would be a native of some hill district of India (Panch, for instance, or Darjiling).
"To Lhassa at Last" by Powell Millington
To tread the Panch-kos road is one of the great ambitions of a Hindu's life.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
At last they reached the seven seas which surrounded the Panch-Phul Ranee's country.
"Old Deccan Days" by M. Frere
Panch Mahals district of Bombay, and also of the Rewa Kantha political agency; situated 52 m. N.E.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 2" by Various

In news:

A lot of people who know Marvin Panch are convinced that a spectacular crash in a 1963 road race (now the Rolex 24 At Daytona) ended his career as a stock-car driver more than anything else.