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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NOTCH

Notch and ornament it handsomely with leaves and flowers of paste.

Cover the pie with a crust, notch and ornament it, and bake it well.

Notch the edges handsomely, and put a paste flower in the centre.

It had rained among the hills about the Notch, and cleared off.

Then he turned to the nearest tree, and made a notch on the bark with the blade.

There the old man was even with her; he was up to the notch—ha, ha, ha!

Heart-shaped or cordate, similar to ovate, but with a notch at the base.

As before, it was made by the horse with the notch in its left hind hoof.

Down here a man could line the notch of his hindsight with the bead.

He swerved a bit to the north and cut straight for a notch in the mountains.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, probably a misdivision of an otch (see N for other examples), from Middle French oche "notch," from Old French ochier "to notch," of unknown origin. Said to be unconnected to nock.

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