Letch

[l_ˈɛ_tʃ], [lˈɛt͡ʃ], [lˈɛt‍ʃ]

Definitions of Letch:

  1.   A tub or vat in which to make lye by causing water to pass through wood ashes in order to separate the alkali. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2.   To wash, as ashes, to separate the alkali. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3.   To separate, as an alkali from ashes by percolation. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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