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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pouch \Pouch\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Pouched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pouching}.]

1. To put or take into a pouch.

2. To swallow; -- said of fowls. --Derham.

3. To pout. [Obs.] --Ainsworth.

4. To pocket; to put up with. [R.] --Sir W. Scott.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pouch \Pouch\, noun [F. poche a pocket, pouch, bag; probably of Teutonic origin. See {Poke} a bag, and cf. {Poach} to cook eggs, to plunder.]

1. A small bag; usually, a leathern bag; as, a pouch for money; a shot pouch; a mail pouch, etc.

2. That which is shaped like, or used as, a pouch; as: (a) A protuberant belly; a paunch; -- so called in ridicule. (b) (Zool.) A sac or bag for carrying food or young; as, the cheek pouches of certain rodents, and the pouch of marsupials. (c) (Med.) A cyst or sac containing fluid. --S. Sharp. (d) (Bot.) A silicle, or short pod, as of the shepherd's purse. (e) A bulkhead in the hold of a vessel, to prevent grain, etc., from shifting.

{Pouch mouth}, a mouth with blubbered or swollen lips.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pouch

noun

1: a small or medium size container for holding or carrying things

2: an enclosed space; "the trapped miners found a pocket of air" [syn: {pouch}, {sac}, {sack}, {pocket}]

3: (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican) [syn: {pouch}, {pocket}]

verb

1: put into a small bag

2: send by special mail that goes through diplomatic channels

3: swell or protrude outwards; "His stomach bulged after the huge meal" [syn: {bulge}, {pouch}, {protrude}]


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