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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blench \Blench\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Blenched; p. pr. & vb. n. Blenching.] [OE. blenchen to blench, elude, deceive, AS. blencan to deceive; akin to Icel. blekkja to impose upon. Prop. a causative of blink to make to wink, to deceive. See Blink, and cf. 3d Blanch.] 1. To shrink; to start back; to draw back, from lack of courage or resolution; to flinch; to quail. [1913 Webster] Blench not at thy chosen lot. --Bryant. [1913 Webster] This painful, heroic task he undertook, and never blenched from its fulfillment. --Jeffrey. [1913 Webster] 2. To fly off; to turn aside. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Though sometimes you do blench from this to that. --Shak. [1913 Webster]