Linch vs Lich - What's the difference?

linch | lich |

As nouns the difference between linch and lich

is that linch is a ledge, a terrace; a right-angled projection; a lynchet while lich is (archaic) a corpse or dead body.



Alternative forms

* lynch


  • A ledge, a terrace; a right-angled projection; a lynchet.
  • * 1910 , An introduction to the study of local history and antiquities , page 387:
  • Within ten years linches' were formed; rain washed down the mould, some accident arrested it at a certain line, and a terrace was the result. Certainly the tendency is for the upper part of such a field to be denuded of mould, to be worked "to the bone," i.e. to the bare chalk or stone. But the first makers of ' linches had no choice. They had to farm on slopes or not at all,
  • * Peter James, ?Nick Thorpe, Ancient Mysteries (ISBN 0307414604), page 289:
  • Indeed, a map of 1844 marks some of the lower terraces on the southern and eastern flanks of the hill as "Tor Linches," a linch or lynchet being a terrace of land wide enough to plot. (Some linches were deliberately Fashioned; others came about as the land flattened into platforms through being worked.)





    (wikipedia lich)


  • (archaic) A corpse or dead body.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1983 , year_published= , edition= , editor= , author=Poul Anderson , title=Time Patrolman , chapter= , url= , genre=Sci-Fi , publisher= , isbn=9780812530766 , page= , passage=She saw him again that eventide, but then he was a reddened lich . }}
  • (fantasy, roleplay) A reanimated corpse or undead being.
  • *1974 , (Karl Edward Wagner), ‘Sticks’:
  • *:It was a lich ’s face – desiccated flesh tight over its skull.
  • Derived terms

    * lichgate * lych-gate ----