dutching n. 1. a technique of treating cocoa with alkali. 2. the tilting of a viewing perspective in film, television, or other visual media. Editorial Note: There are other more well-known types of dutching: in gambling, hedging bets in such a way as to break the bank or ruin house profit; the curing of quills used for writing; the sending of sub-standard foodstuffs abroad to be irradiated and reimported into a country. Etymological Note: All types of dutching appear, accurately or not, to be attributed to Dutch habits or character. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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