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 for Couchant and levant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Couchant \Couch"ant\ (kouch"ant), a. [F., p. pr. of coucher. See
     Couch, v. t.]
     1. Lying down with head erect; squatting.
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     2. (Her.) Lying down with the head raised, which
        distinguishes the posture of couchant from that of
        dormant, or sleeping; -- said of a lion or other beast.
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     Couchant and levant (Law), rising up and lying down; --
        said of beasts, and indicating that they have been long
        enough on land, not belonging to their owner, to lie down
        and rise up to feed, -- such time being held to include a
        day and night at the least. --Blackstone.
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