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1. a frame upon which barley is malted
2. a priming layer of paint or varnish, esp in a painting
3. Papermaking
a. a board on which sheets of handmade paper are dried by pressing
b. a felt blanket onto which sheets of partly dried paper are transferred for further drying
c. a roll on a papermaking machine from which the wet web of paper on the wire is transferred to the next section
4. Archaic the lair of a wild animal
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What does it mean when you dream about a couch?

A couch may represent getting needed rest, healing therapy, or the therapist’s couch. It may also symbolize a romantic encounter or “first love” experience on the living room couch.

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Dreaming about a couch could mean that you may have a need for some rest and relaxation. The couch also has other symbolism. For example, it could be an object that brings up warm memories, such as those of your first love, whom you snuggled with and first kissed. Additionally, look at all the details of your dream and try to determine if your couch is symbolic of an analyst’s “couch, ”such as Freud had. Old dream interpretation books offer a somewhat strange but curious meaning. They say that the couch may be symbolic of a false sense of security and that you should listen to the advice of those that love you!
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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John Simpson, chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, said the term couch potato was first included in 1993.
"In fact, the Couch Potato Poll discovered that [a plurality] of respondents (47 percent) cited comfort as the most influential factor in the decision to purchase upholstered furniture."
Couch Potatoes At Risk We've said it before, and now we're going to say it again.
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Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have used a couch potato mouse model to study muscle function.
SALES of couch potato snacks are up as Britons spend more time in front of the television, figures show.
COUCH potato Brits are spending more than pounds 300 a year on snacks as they spend more time slouched in front of the telly.
The ad reads: "We are looking to hire the ultimate average Joe who isn't afraid to eat more, be themselves and become a professional couch potato."
And 20% described themselves as a couch potato or as someone who never exercises.
Robert Adler, who designed the couch potato device with the help of engineer Eugene Polley, died of heart failure on Thursday.
With the big sun-roof opened up and music at your fin-gertips, Subaru's Outback is designed to make you forget all about your couch potato ways.
Have they got nothing better to do than protest over the phrase 'couch potato' and have it removed?