blanch vs blench

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  • 1) ore, not in masses, but mixed with other minerals.
  • 2) (Mining) Ore, not in masses, but mixed with other minerals.
  • 3) In mining, a piece of ore found isolated in the hard rock.
  • 4) Lead ore mixed with other minerals.
  • 5) A white spot on the skin.
  • 6) Same as blanc, 3.
  • 7) To bleach by excluding the light, as the stalks or leaves of plants, by earthing them up or tying them together
  • 8) To make white by removing the skin of, as by scalding
  • 9) To grow or become white
  • 10) To cause to turn aside or back
  • 11) To avoid, as from fear; to evade; to leave unnoticed.
  • 12) To take the color out of, and make white; to bleach
  • 13) To whiten, as the surface of meat, by plunging into boiling water and afterwards into cold, so as to harden the surface and retain the juices
  • 14) To use evasion.
  • 15) cooking To cook by dipping briefly into boiling water, then directly into cold water.
  • 16) To give a white luster to (silver, before stamping, in the process of coining)
  • 17) In horticulture, to whiten or prevent from becoming green by excluding the light: a process applied to the stems or leaves of plants, such as celery, lettuce, sea-kale, etc.
  • 18) White; pale.
  • 19) To make pale, as with sickness, fear, cold, etc.
  • 20) Figuratively, to give a fair appearance to, as an immoral act; palliate; slur; pass over.
  • 21) Sameasblench.
  • 22) Same as blench.
  • 23) In the arts, to whiten or make lustrous (as metals) by acids or other means; also, to cover with a thin coating of tin.
  • 24) To shun or avoid, as from fear; evade.
  • 25) To become white; turn pale.
  • 26) In cookery, to soak (as meat or vegetables) in hot water, or to scald by a short, rapid boiling, for the purpose of producing firmness or whiteness.
  • 27) To make white; whiten by depriving of color; render colorless: as, to blanch linen.
  • 28) literally, pale fever; hence, to have the blanch fever is either to be in love or to be sick with wantonness.
  • 29) To shrink; shift; equivocate.
  • 30) To blanch silver, to oxidize copper superficially, when present in an alloy with silver, by heating to redness in the air, and then dissolving out the oxid of copper by dilute sulphuric acid, thus leaving the surface of the object with the white appearance of pure silver.
  • 31) Synonyms and Etiolate, etc. See whiten.
  • 32) To scald (almonds, for example) in order to loosen the skin.
  • 33) To whiten (a growing plant or plant part) by covering to cut off direct light.
  • 34) To scald (food) briefly, as before freezing or as a preliminary stage in preparing a dish.
  • 35) To cause to turn white or become pale.
  • 36) To turn white or become pale.
  • 37) To take the color from; bleach.
  • 38) To whiten (a metal) by soaking in acid or by coating with tin.
  • 39) obsolete To use evasion.
  • 40) To grow or become white.
  • 41) To cause to turn aside or back.
  • 42) To make white by removing the skin of, as by scalding.
  • 43) To cover (sheet iron) with a coating of tin.
  • 44) To take the color out of, and make white; to bleach.
  • 45) (Gardening) To bleach by excluding the light, as the stalks or leaves of plants, by earthing them up or tying them together.
  • 46) To give a white luster to (silver, before stamping, in the process of coining.).
  • 47) To whiten, as the surface of meat, by plunging into boiling water and afterwards into cold, so as to harden the surface and retain the juices.
  • 48) obsolete To avoid, as from fear; to evade; to leave unnoticed.
  • 49) Fig.: To whiten; to give a favorable appearance to; to whitewash; to palliate.


  • 1) A sideling glance.
  • 2) A deceit; a trick.
  • 3) obsolete A looking aside or askance.
  • 4) A sidelong glance.
  • 5) transitive To draw back from; shrink; avoid; elude; deny, as from fear.
  • 6) intransitive (of the eye) To quail.
  • 7) transitive To hinder; obstruct; disconcert; foil.
  • 8) intransitive To shrink; start back; give way; flinch; turn aside or fly off.
  • 9) transitive To deceive; cheat.
  • 10) To grow or make pale.
  • 11) turn pale, as if in fear
  • 12) Todeceive;cheat.
  • 13) To deceive; cheat.
  • 14) To shrink; start back; give way; flinch; turn aside or fly off.
  • 15) Upon or based upon the payment of a nominal or trifling yearly duty: applied to a sort of tenure of land: as, the estate is held blench of the crown. See blanch-holding.
  • 16) To make white; blanch.
  • 17) To draw back from; shirk; avoid; elude; deny from fear.
  • 18) To quail: said of the eye.
  • 19) To become pale; blanch.
  • 20) Tomakewhite;blanch.
  • 21) To hinder or obstruct; disconcert; foil.
  • 22) Tobecomepale;blanch.
  • 23) To draw back or shy away, as from fear; flinch.
  • 24) To shrink; to start back; to draw back, from lack of courage or resolution; to flinch; to quail.
  • 25) obsolete To fly off; to turn aside.
  • 26) obsolete To baffle; to disconcert; to turn away; -- also, to obstruct; to hinder.
  • 27) obsolete To draw back from; to deny from fear.


  • 1) Initially brown, it is first boiled to blanch it.
  • 2) And then he drew back with a cry, and a blanched face.
  • 3) Fry quickly until the chicken is browned, then add the blanched green beans.
  • 4) When the noodles have 1 minute to go, throw in the prepared greens to blanch them.
  • 5) When loking at their areas of responsibility on which they have carte blanche to spend our taxes, blanch is the word.
  • 6) •Seasoned: Quickly parboil aka blanch, drain, then place in a hot skillet or wok with a tablespoon or two of your favorite high-heat cooking oil and toss to coat.
  • 7) So far in this endeaver, I have learned how to 'blanch' rutabaga's so that they can be frozen.
  • 8) I can't say in your case, but I do see sometimes tissue "blanch" due to either compression of the tissues from the fluid or vasoconstriction from the epinephrine in the anesthetic-shrinks the blood vessels.
  • 9) As a white person, Terre'blanch's death "leaves me cold" - to quote an apartheid notable.
  • 10) Most were in their 50s, an age that can cause a would-be employer to blanch.
  • 11) A recent Op-Ed in the NY Times explores the autism-toxin connection in more depth and concludes, "At a time when many Americans still use plastic containers to microwave food, in ways that make toxicologists blanch, we need accelerated research, regulation and consumer protection."
  • 12) All the accoutrements of the locusts who swept into power and gave carte blanch to their investor bank buddies.
  • 13) ‘The wind blew, chilling their coffee and blanching their faces.’
  • 14) ‘The glare of the flash blanches some faces, while others are obscured by the frame's edges.’
  • 15) ‘The grey of the last forty eight hours had blanched it silver.’
  • 16) ‘It blanches the complexion to think that this sort of thing could be going on in ‘civilized’ society in modern times.’
  • 17) ‘Her tan skin was blanched and she quivered slightly.’
  • 18) ‘Planting leeks deep in the soil blanches them, shielding the shanks from the sun and keeping them white, tender, and sweet.’
  • 19) ‘When seedlings are 10 to 12 inches tall, hill up the soil around the plant bases to blanch the stems.’
  • 20) ‘The traditional way to blanch asparagus is to mound mulch or sand around the spears as they emerge.’
  • 21) ‘Inner leaves can be blanched - simply tie the head loosely with string once the heart begins to form.’
  • 22) ‘Plant according to directions, and when the bulb that forms at the base of the leaf begins to swell, pull earth around it to blanch the stalks.’
  • 23) ‘Broad-leafed endive, which is often blanched by putting a box over the plant, is called ‘escarole’ in the USA.’
  • 24) ‘According to him, ‘In Europe the farmers throw dirt around the asparagus in order to blanch it.’’
  • 25) ‘Some growers will blanch shanks by gradually mounding soil around the base of the plants as they grow, similar to what is done with leeks.’
  • 26) ‘If you like a lot of white on your leeks, you can simply mound the soil up a little higher on the stalk to blanch more of it.’
  • 27) ‘This encourages the growth of the stems, blanches them from green to white, and improves the flavour.’
  • 28) ‘The five remaining men blanched and trembled with fear as they were faced with something beyond their reckoning.’
  • 29) ‘I saw Mike's parents look at me oddly; his mother seemed to be blanching with fear of what I was going to say.’
  • 30) ‘Some of the proposals range from 20 to 30 percent and people blanch at the thought of paying that much.’
  • 31) ‘Many journalists would have blanched at the idea.’
  • 32) ‘When I blanched at the price, he noted that steel, at the moment, was quite expensive.’
  • 33) ‘She blanched with fear, as though her worst fears stood incarnate before her.’
  • 34) ‘I looked down towards the first row of seats and blanched at the blood stains on the artificial leather.’
  • 35) ‘Her pale face blanched even more at his suggestion and she backed up until her back was flush to the wall.’
  • 36) ‘My head sank between my knees, and I could feel my face blanching.’
  • 37) ‘She blanched, all colour draining from her face.’
  • 38) ‘She blanched, turning first white, then a brilliant red.’
  • 39) ‘He had blanched whiter than a hungry vampire and his steel gray eyes had gone momentarily wild.’
  • 40) ‘We only had $5000 in the bank at the time, so when we told our architect he blanched a little, but then admitted he had started much the same way himself.’
  • 41) ‘He blanched a little when he saw the 30 ft long Diplodocus and the life size Tyrannosaurus jawbones.’
  • 42) ‘She blanched a little, ‘Not really, I was just told that she thought men were such weaklings.’’
  • 43) ‘When I compared the two artists' work, a smart young friend of mine who is far more into the genre than I blanched a little.’
  • 44) ‘He blanched a little, and looked pointedly away, sitting a bit straighter.’
  • 45) ‘Her face had blanched when her sister had taunted her that the two of them should marry.’
  • 46) ‘About halfway through the motion, though, he gasped and blanched a little with pain.’
  • 47) ‘He blanched a moment, stumbling back to his chair, then sat, a faint smile on his face.’
  • 48) ‘In a separate pot of salted, boiling water, blanch the fava beans, then immediately drain and shock them in an ice bath.’
  • 49) ‘The colouring is important and he suggests that the mushrooms are first briefly blanched in boiling water, so they are moist without the need for prolonged cooking.’
  • 50) ‘Prepare the tomatoes for the sauce by blanching them in boiling water for 20 seconds.’
  • 51) ‘Boil some water, blanch the garlic for about 15 seconds and then shock the garlic in an ice water bath.’
  • 52) ‘While the fish is cooking, blanch the bokchoy in boiling water just long enough to retain crispness.’
  • 53) ‘In a saucepan filled with boiling water, blanch the parsley for 10 minutes.’
  • 54) ‘In a large saucepan filled with boiling water, blanch the lotus root until tender.’
  • 55) ‘To caramelise the garlic, first blanch the garlic in a pan of salted boiling water for about 3 minutes, then peel and transfer to a clean pan.’
  • 56) ‘To prepare, simply cut an X in the base of the sprouts, and blanch them in boiling water for about five minutes.’
  • 57) ‘Meanwhile, blanch the button onions for a few seconds in boiling water, then drain and cool.’
  • 58) ‘Wash the vegetables, trim away any soft or brown spots, cut them into large pieces, and blanch them in boiling water for a minute or two.’
  • 59) ‘You cut them into squares and blanch them in boiling water for a minute or so with onion and garlic.’
  • 60) ‘The leaf stalks are blanched in boiling water and peeled before use.’
  • 61) ‘Place the garlic in a small pan of cold water and bring to the boil to blanch it.’
  • 62) ‘After blanching them for a few seconds in boiling water they become digestible without losing their crispness.’
  • 63) ‘The last couple of hours were hectic, as they always are, assembling the cold dishes, marinating the fish and blanching the Chinese broccoli.’
  • 64) ‘Lightly blanch the cabbage and add to a pan with the goose fat.’
  • 65) ‘Add the rice and blanch the grains for 5 minutes, then drain and spread out on a tray.’
  • 66) ‘Simply cut the florets off the stems of the plant and blanch them for a couple of minutes in boiling water.’
  • 67) ‘Kale can be steamed, blanched, boiled, braised, stir-fried, or sauteed.’


  • 1) In reality, we live in Ardwick, one of those addresses that makes insurance companies blench.
  • 2) ( "The word 'blench' came from Rehnquist," Bradley says.
  • 3) For the true face of catwalk evil, look instead to the girl models, some so emaciated they made Samantha Cameron blench in shock.
  • 4) Mandelson: though twice disgraced, we should not blench at using him as a weapon with which to help the EU's demise
  • 5) I blench to say this of a fellow Burger but NWB is . . . no . . . gentleman.
  • 6) How my words, my very presence and smell of me, of my words, must make you furiously blench!
  • 7) She heard Colum and Dougal talking about me; that's what made her blench-she'd think Colum had heard she'd been to me for the ill-wish.
  • 8) The movie is even more violent than its predecessors, the language reaches levels of obscenity that would make David Mamet blench and uses the real names of everyone concerned.
  • 9) ‘But even Melville might have blenched at Browning's final exordium.’
  • 10) ‘Martha Stewart would blench at the Beehive decor, and it's hard to imagine Helen Clark posing with fluffy Persian cats, but otherwise Martha and Helen could pretty much swap places.’
  • 11) ‘A headline in the current Spectator made me blench.’
  • 12) ‘He kept passing worse and worse laws to see if Jack Straw on the opposite bench would blench at each ever more extreme law and order measure.’
  • 13) ‘She blenched and left hurriedly; I doubt that she will be back.’
  • 14) ‘Many philosophers blenched at the idea even of educating, let alone empowering, the common people.’
  • 15) ‘Spinning around, she jabbed the hilt of her dagger into the stomach of the assassin, causing him to blench, his body going limp as he fell to the floor, unconscious.’
  • 16) ‘That this debate would be directly relevant to Michelangelo's poetry, let alone to Petrarch's, is a stretch that might have made literary critics blench.’
  • 17) ‘Purists and pedants alike regularly blench when they see the things even supposedly careful writers do with the apostrophe.’

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