Definition of Kenches
1. kench [n] - See also: kench
Lexicographical Neighbors of Kenches
kenches (current term)
Literary usage of Kenches
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A History of the New England Fisheries: With Maps by Raymond McFarland (1911)
"In the former process, the fish are thoroughly salted and placed in regular piles on top of each other, called kenches. In this way pickle that is formed ..."
2. Seal and Salmon Fisheries and General Resources of Alaska by David Starr Jordan, Henry Wood Elliott, Washburn Maynard, Sheldon Jackson, William Gouverneur Morris, Ivan Petroff, Charles Haskins Townsend, Frederick William True, John J. Brice, Leonhard Stejneger (1898)
"The salt houses are arranged with large bins, called kenches, made of thick planks, into which the skins are put, fur-side down, with a layer of salt ..."
3. Our Arctic Province: Alaska and the Seal Islands by Henry Wood Elliott (1886)
"... "hair to fat," like so many sheets of paper, with salt profusely spread upon the fleshy sides as they are piled up in the "kenches," or bins. ..."
4. Fur Seal Arbitration: Proceedings of the Tribunal of Arbitration, Convened by Bering Sea Tribunal of Arbitration (1895)
"... are prepared in the following way: After the skins are removed and stripped of meat, they are strewn with salt and stacked in kenches with the others; ..."
5. Alaska, Its History, Climate and Natural Resources by Alfred P. Swineford (1898)
"A drive having thus been disposed of, the skins are taken to the salting house, which is partitioned off into large bins called kenches, into which they are ..."
6. Report on the Condition of the Fur-seal Fisheries of the Pribylov Islands in by Henry Wood Elliott, Bering Sea Tribunal of Arbitration (1893)
"... one upon another, ' hair to fat ', like so many sheets of paper, with salt profusely spread upon the fleshy sides as they are piled up in the ' kenches ..."
7. A Country Schoolmaster by James Shaw (1899)
"... in the middle of the discussion on ropes, one of its meanings is ' unexpected advantages,' which I believe is my ' kenches' thus cavalierly disposed of. ..."
8. House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th Congress, 2d by United States Congress. House (1876)
"The salt-houses are arranged with large bins called kenches, made of thick planks, into which the skins are put, fur-side down, with a layer ot' salt ..."