Definition of Ratches

1. Noun. (plural of ratch) ¹



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Definition of Ratches

1. ratch [n] - See also: ratch

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ratches

ratas
ratatat
ratatats
ratatouille
ratatouilles
ratbag
ratbags
ratbite fever
ratbite fever bacterium
ratcastle
ratcatcher
ratcatchers
ratch
ratched
ratchel
ratches (current term)
ratchet
ratchet down
ratchet jack
ratchet screwdriver
ratchet up
ratchet wheel
ratchet wheels
ratchet wrench
ratchet wrenches
ratcheted
ratcheting
ratchetlike
ratchets
ratchety

Literary usage of Ratches

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1. The Diary of Mr. James Melvill, 1556-1601 by James Melville (1829)
"... ratches vnder Right On Lambe alan, bull four to fet thair might. Alas ! alas ! etc,. ... ratches ..."

2. Satirical Poems of the Time of the Reformation by Robert Sempill, Thomas Churchyard (1893)
"Then shal a Hunter in hy come forth of the South With many ratches in row ... Then shal the ratches in this region rake, And runne their race rudely but any ..."

3. A Middle English Reader by Oliver Farrar Emerson (1915)
"... pe ratches bat him were woned to 2 knowen He scholden sone blowe pe pris ;• v-jrtr-'*'' An hundred ... 2 te. s ratches on. * 6 wal. T of, from Anch. MS. ..."

4. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"... related to Icel. rakki, a dog. ratches, a mass of scudding clouds ; ' From all the heauen the ..."

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