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blanch

 [blanch]
to become pale.

blanch

[blanch, blänch]
Etymology: Fr, blanchir, to become white
1 to cause to become pale, as a nailbed may be blanched by using digital pressure.
2 to press blood away and wait for return, such as blanching of fingernails and return of blood.
3 to become white or pale, as from vasoconstriction accompanying fear or anger.

blanch

(blanch)
1. To become white or pale, as skin or mucous membrane affected by vasoconstriction.
2. To whiten or bleach a surface or substance.
[O.Fr. blanchir, fr. blanc, white]

blanch

to become pale.
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Blench, Roger 2010 Was there an Austroasiatic presence in island southeast Asia prior to the Austronesian expansion?
HAMLET I'll have these players Play something like the murder of my father Before my uncle: I'll observe his looks; I'll tent him to the quick: if he but blench, I know my course.
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Instead, they follow his brother Troilus's counsel: "there can be no evasion to blench from this, and to stand firm by honor; We turn not back the silks upon the merchant when we have soiled them.
The GTM languages, although classified as Kwa (Stewart 1989; Williamson and Blench 2000), are a group of 14 languages which have "some vocabulary resemblance to the KWA languages, but the Class system is reminiscent of BANTU" (Westermann and Bryan 1952: 96, caps in original).
Since then, we've had regulations that supposedly prevent whip abuse, and this year the introduction of a new whip entirely: one that cannot mark a horse, meets the approval of the RSPCA, and satisfies, presumably, the green-ink brigade who used to write to everyone they could think of in racing accusing everyone connected with racing of condoning vile cruelty of a sort that would have made Pol Pot blench.
Using linguistic analyses, archaeological evidence, genetic research and recorded history, Blench, a social anthropologist, analyzes the distribution of African languages in time and space and tracks their influences on the development of the distinctive cultures of the continent.
At 8am on Wednesday, the precise moment when Bush will be taking morning tea with the Queen (and no doubt framing some dumb-ass conversational gambit that will make HMQ blench with revulsion), I urge all readers to rise from the breakfast table, fold their The Western Mail, turn to face the west, think of George Bush, lower your undergarments, and waggle your buttocks in the general direction of London.
Blench, studies that approached the sermon as a history of English prose style, or as antiquarian literary history in general, or as an expression of the "Metaphysical" (3).
For example, many would balk and blench at the employment of both Adomo and Heidegger as parallel interpretive keys with the same critical weight.
close in Q2 and F): "Ile tent him to the quicke; If he but blench /
HE WELCOMES DESCRIPTIVE LITERATURE FROM SUPPLIERS AND BLENCH CHEMISTS AND OTHERS IN THE FIELD.