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Meaning of COUCHEE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cou"chee\ (k??"sh?; F. k??"sh?"), n. [F. couch?e a
sleeping place from coucher. See {Couch}, v. t. ]
A reception held at the time of going to bed, as by a
sovereign or great prince. [Obs.] --Dryden.

      The duke's levees and couchees were so crowded that the
      antechambers were full.                  --Bp. Burnet.

 

 

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