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Wordnet 3.0


1. lying on the stomach with head raised with legs pointed forward;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Couchant \Couch"ant\ (kouch"ant), a. [F., p. pr. of coucher. See Couch, v. t.] 1. Lying down with head erect; squatting. [1913 Webster] 2. (Her.) Lying down with the head raised, which distinguishes the posture of couchant from that of dormant, or sleeping; -- said of a lion or other beast. [1913 Webster] Couchant and levant (Law), rising up and lying down; -- said of beasts, and indicating that they have been long enough on land, not belonging to their owner, to lie down and rise up to feed, -- such time being held to include a day and night at the least. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

couchant adj 1: lying on the stomach with head raised with legs pointed forward
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

43 Moby Thesaurus words for "couchant": accumbent, couche, crawling, crouched, debased, decumbent, depressed, draped, flat, groveling, knee-high, knocked flat, laid low, lolling, lounging, low, low-built, low-hung, low-level, low-leveled, low-lying, low-set, low-statured, lying, neap, procumbent, prone, prostrate, reclining, recumbent, reposing, resupine, runty, short, sprawled, sprawling, spread, squat, squatty, stooped, stumpy, supine, unelevated
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

COUCHANT. Lying down. Animals are said to have been levant and couchant, when they have been upon another person's land, damage feasant, one night at least. 3 Bl. Com. 9.