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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Quelch kwelch (prov.) to make a sucking sound like that of water in one's boots.
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In literature:

QUELCH worked as a lighterman on a barge fourteen years for eighteen bob a-week.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 103, July 30, 1892" by Various
Love of God is incompatible with personal enmity; therefore such enmity must be quelched.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
One of John Quelch's crew.
"The Pirates' Who's Who" by Philip Gosse
I came down such a quelch that it knocked all the sense out of me, and my head feels all knocked on one side.
"A Dash from Diamond City" by George Manville Fenn
Mr Quelch, holding his riding-whip in his hand, as if for defence, followed him into the house.
"Ben Burton" by W. H. G. Kingston
Quelch represents the: Welsh pronunciation.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
John Quelch, John Lambert, Christopher Scudamore, John Miller, Erasmus Peterson and Peter Roach.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
I've left Gaffer Quelch's, thank goodness!
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
Captain Quelch and five of his crew are hung.
"The Book of Buried Treasure" by Ralph D. Paine
Quelch repudiated the libel on Kimberley.
"Pink Gods and Blue Demons" by Cynthia Stockley

In news:

Man's never ending quest to laugh in the face of death, danger and physics has not been quelched, thanks to the folks at BBC's 'Top Gear.