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Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

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\kwench\ v [ME, fr. OE –cwencan; akin to OE – cwincan to vanish, Old Frisian quinka] (12c) (1) A box filled with water into which fabric is run after singeing to prevent sparks or fires. (2) See Cabinet. Also see Quenching.

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