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carcase


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carcase  \Car"case\  (k[aum]r"kas),  n. 
  See  {Carcass}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carcass  \Car"cass\  (k[aum]r"kas),  n.;  pl  {Carcasses}.  [Written 
  also  {carcase}.]  [F.  carcasse,  fr  It  carcassa,  fr  L.  caro 
  flesh  +  capsa  chest,  box,  case.  Cf  {Carnal},  {Case}  a 
  sheath.] 
  1.  A  dead  body,  whether  of  man  or  beast;  a  corpse;  now 
  commonly  the  dead  body  of  a  beast. 
 
  He  turned  to  see  the  carcass  of  the  lion.  --Judges 
  xiv.  8. 
 
  This  kept  thousands  in  the  town  whose  carcasses  went 
  into  the  great  pits  by  cartloads.  --De  Foe. 
 
  2.  The  living  body;  --  now  commonly  used  in  contempt  or 
  ridicule.  ``To  pamper  his  own  carcass.''  --South. 
 
  Lovely  her  face;  was  ne'er  so  fair  a  creature.  For 
  earthly  carcass  had  a  heavenly  feature.  --Oldham. 
 
  3.  The  abandoned  and  decaying  remains  of  some  bulky  and  once 
  comely  thing  as  a  ship;  the  skeleton,  or  the  uncovered  or 
  unfinished  frame,  of  a  thing 
 
  A  rotten  carcass  of  a  boat.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  (Mil.)  A  hollow  case  or  shell,  filled  with  combustibles, 
  to  be  thrown  from  a  mortar  or  howitzer,  to  set  fire  to 
  buldings  ships,  etc 
 
  A  discharge  of  carcasses  and  bombshells.  --W.  Iving. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carcase 
  n  :  the  dead  body  of  an  animal  esp.  one  slaughtered  and  dressed 
  for  food  [syn:  {carcass}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Carcase 
  contact  with  a,  made  an  Israelite  ceremonially  unclean,  and  made 
  whatever  he  touched  also  unclean,  according  to  the  Mosaic  law 
  (Hag.  2:13;  comp.  Num.  19:16,  22;  Lev.  11:39). 
 




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