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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pilcher A scabbard, as of a sword.
    • n Pilcher (Zoöl) The pilchard.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pilcher One who wears a pilch.
    • n pilcher A pilch.
    • n pilcher A scabbard.
    • n pilcher Same as pilchard.
    • n pilcher plural A child's drawers. [West Indies.]
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pilcher one who wears a pilch: a scabbard
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Pilch
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. pylce—Low L. pellicea—L. pellis, skin.


In literature:

At, or about, two o'clock P.M., the second bomb would be discharged at Fort Pilcher.
"The Great War Syndicate" by Frank Stockton
For her Pilcher and Lilienthal had died in vain.
"Tono Bungay" by H. G. Wells
The first "birdman" to use a glider in this country was Mr. Percy Pilcher who carried out his experiments at Cardross in Scotland.
"The Mastery of the Air" by William J. Claxton
The 'Bat,' as Pilcher named his first glider, was a monoplane which he completed before he paid his visit to Lilienthal in 1895.
"A History of Aeronautics" by E. Charles Vivian
He unwisely made one too many and, like Pilcher, was the victim of a distorted apparatus.
"Flying Machines" by W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
Pilcher supposed it was all right.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
Here Pilcher died two hours after they had landed from drinking too much water.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
At another table sits Pilcher, the man on wires.
"On the Heels of De Wet" by The Intelligence Officer
Pilcher, its meaning, 476.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
Still, in justice to Pilcher, I hope you're not going to let his sermon be wasted.
"Dolly Reforming Herself" by Henry Arthur Jones
Pilcher, Lieut.-Col. T. D., 386-388.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
The other pioneer, who has earned a place beside Lilienthal, is Percy Pilcher.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
Further, she said she would tell Lupin to bring some breakfast for Mrs. Pilcher.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Yes, I'll close with Pilcher & Reed in the morning.
"The Cottage of Delight" by Will N. Harben
Professor Pilcher's account of him does not exaggerate his merits.
"The Popes and Science" by James J. Walsh
Mr. Pilcher took the hint, and drew Mr. Wyck away.
"Gabriel Conroy" by Bert Harte
The Station Staff now consisted of Colonel Pilcher; Major Bayly, Major MacDougall, and Major Dennison.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 3 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
Jane never descended to such behavior as sitting with his feet in his desk, as Oliver Pilcher did.
"Concerning Sally" by William John Hopkins
With the company was a gentleman from St. Louis, a Major Pilcher.
"A History of Oregon, 1792-1849" by William Henry Gray
Come, come, I can manage her now, Pilcher; you stay at the foot of the stairs.
"Agincourt" by G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford) James

In news:

In an effort to improve the efficiency of carpool and decrease traffic congestion, morning carpool for fifth grade only at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School is being rerouted to Pilcher Street beginning this Monday.
Father Gregory Pilcher, pastor of Holy Redeemer Church in El Dorado in southern Arkansas, has a dress code that allows parishioners to wear casual clothes, provided they are "clean, neat and modest, " he said.
Bonhams employee Sarah Gubbins sits in a 1904 Wilson-Pilcher on Nov 1, 2012, in London, England.
Pilcher liked QBs' performances.
Pilcher liked ground game's intensity.
Pilcher, 76, of Gallipolis, went home to be with the Lord and loved ones on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at Holzer Medical Center.
Pilcher says Bainbridge's win vs Cairo was oh, so sweet.
Ed Pilcher and his Bearcats team celebrated late into the night Friday when they went into Cairo and dropped the No.
Immigration Attorney at Dzubow, Sarapu & Pilcher, PLLC.
There's some bold claims being made about TVs in your local store, says tech writer Pat Pilcher.
David Pilcher was one of nine children, so he grew up with limited food experience.
Bainbridge football coach Ed Pilcher moved his playmakers to different positions Friday night against Lee County, and it worked in the 49-42 victory.
Conditions at Augusta, Bush Field, GA. Children's Miracle Network: Peyton Pilcher.
But for Holly Pilcher, cancer is the last thing she ever thought her 5-month-old baby would be facing.
Conditions at Augusta, Bush Field, GA. Children's Miracle Network : Peyton Pilcher.

In science:

At LP11, Jim Pilcher reviewed the remarkable progress in theory and experiment . I will now highlight a few topics from that discussion.
Summary of Lepton Photon 2011
Pilcher showed, however, that this is not the end of the story for the determination of the gluon PDF.
Summary of Lepton Photon 2011