pilcher


Also found in: Wikipedia.

pilcher

(ˈpɪltʃə)
n
1. archaic a scabbard for a sword, or a similar outer covering
2. censorious archaic an insignificant or worthless person
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) papermaking a thick covering layer of felts that is used to absorb water when paper is in the press during the production process
References in classic literature ?
It being there a festival day, each had something extraordinary allowed him; the choicest part of our entertainments was two pilchers, which were admired because they came from Portugal.
Charmingly written by Robert McConnell and whimsically illustrated by Steve Pilcher, the art director for "Shrek 2", Norbert Nipkin is an enchanting, brilliant picturebook following the adventures of little Norbert Nipkin through a fantasy world.
Sir John Pilcher, ambassador to Austria, moaned in 1963 that official issue rolls were too hard.
Pilcher presented the Mattiello Lecture at the Opening Session of the FSCT's Annual Meeting, October 27-29 in Chicago, IL.
Pilcher, editor The Human Tradition in Mexico Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources, Inc.
Pilcher is currently Akzo Nobel's technical director for coil and extrusion coatings in the Americas and the People's Republic of China.
Documents reveal that Britain's ambassador to Tokyo, Sir John Pilcher, proposed Heath travel to Hiroshima as an act of reconciliation between the two countries.
State Farm also won't issue new policies for renters, said Mark Pilcher, underwriting operations superintendent.
Paxton, school Vice President Thomas Beneke, athletic director Dennis Pilcher and football coach Kevin Twait were indicted in January after a yearlong investigation into transcript fraud at Iowa Central.
Pilcher, Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources Press, 247, pp.
In a confidential report to then British Foreign Secretary Michael Stewart in October 1969, then British Ambassador to Japan John Pilcher said Japanese women suffer wage discrimination and a poor quality of life at home.
Pilcher discusses these cases in a related article in The PRN Notebook and concludes that 5 cases are too few to prove that transmission occurs more readily during PHI than in chronic infection.