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Cataract vs. Couching

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Cataractnoun

(obsolete) A waterspout

Couchingverb

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Cataractnoun

A large waterfall; steep rapids in a river.

‘The cataracts on the Nile helped to compartment Upper Egypt.’;

Couchingnoun

The act of one who couches.

Cataractnoun

A flood of water en

Couchingnoun

(ophthalmology) An early, largely obsolete, method of treating a cataract by using a sharp object to displace the opaque lens in the eye.

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Cataractnoun

An overwhelming downpour or rush

‘His cataract of eloquence’;

Couchingnoun

(textiles) Embroidering by laying the materials upon the surface of the foundation, instead of drawing them through.

Cataractnoun

(pathology) a clouding of the lens in the eye leading to a decrease in vision.

Couchingnoun

The operation of putting down or displacing the opaque lens in cataract.

Cataractnoun

A great fall of water over a precipice; a large waterfall.

Couchingnoun

Embroidering by laying the materials upon the surface of the foundation, instead of drawing them through.

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Cataractnoun

An opacity of the crystalline lens, or of its capsule, which prevents the passage of the rays of light and impairs or destroys the sight.

Couching

In embroidery, couching and laid work are techniques in which yarn or other materials are laid across the surface of the ground fabric and fastened in place with small stitches of the same or a different yarn.The couching threads may be either the same color as the laid threads or a contrasting color. When couching threads contrast with laid threads, patterns may be worked in the couching stitches.

Cataractnoun

A kind of hydraulic brake for regulating the action of pumping engines and other machines; - sometimes called dashpot.

Cataractnoun

clouding of the natural lens of the eye

Cataractnoun

a large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice

Cataractnoun

a large waterfall

‘the river descends in a succession of spectacular cataracts’;

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Cataractnoun

a sudden rush of water; a downpour

‘the rain enveloped us in a deafening cataract’;

Cataractnoun

a medical condition in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively opaque, resulting in blurred vision

‘she had cataracts in both eyes’;

Cataract

A cataract is a cloudy area in the lens of the eye that leads to a decrease in vision. Cataracts often develop slowly and can affect one or both eyes.

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