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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Sous l'eclairage du soleil couchant, l'echangeur prendra par exemple les traits d'une majestueuse cathedrale mordoree (Les arches de Saint-Pierre).
The giant squid, which used to be dumped in a murky vat to brood like Loki waiting for his revenge on the gods, has gone from squid couchant to squid rampant, and has a cool light-up display showing its beak and suckers.
Taxes upon every article that enters the mouth, or covers the back, or is placed under the foot--taxes upon everything which is pleasant to see, hear, feel, smell, or taste--taxes upon warmth, light, locomotion--taxes on everything on earth--on everything that comes from abroad or is grown at home--taxes on the raw material--taxes on every fresh value that is added to it by the industry of man--taxes on the sauce which pampers a man's appetite, and the drug that restores him to health--on the ermine which decorates the judge, and the rope which hangs nails of the coffin, and the ribands of the bride--at bed or board, couchant or levant, we must pay.
Quelquefois, le dimanche, je vais la, et j'y reste avec un livre, a regarder le soleil couchant. Je ne trouve rien d'admirable comme les soleils couchants, reprit-elle, mais au bord de la mer surtout.
La force, l'habilete, l'intelligence ou le genie, tout ce que l'homme possedait en naissant comme un don recu de Dieu, etait integralement utilise pour le bien de tous: ici, pour deraciner les arbres de la foret qui bientot feraient place a des champs fertiles; la, pour devier le cours des fleuves afin d'irriguer les plantations; ailleurs, pour saisir la foudre du ciel ou les derniers rayons du soleil couchant afin d'illuminer les murs de la cite.
We might call it "geography couchant." Richard's backpacker identity, shaped by the promises of mass market guidebooks, hints at a kind of entropy unimagined by Conrad in his coining of the term "geography triumphant," which for him was the last definition in a series (Last 9).
Les houles, en roulant les images des cieux, Melaient d'une facon solennelle et mystique Les tout-puissants accords de leur riche musique Aux couleurs du couchant reflete par mes yeux.
My bosom is the couchant lion's lair, " he replies.
On voit, sur un des piedestaux de la face exposee au couchant, une inscription assez bien conservee, que nous rapporterons a la planche des inscriptions.