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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Casket  \Cas"ket\,  n.  (Naut.) 
  A  gasket.  See  {Gasket}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Casket  \Cas"ket\,  v.  t. 
  To  put  into  or  preserve  in  a  casket.  [Poetic]  ``I  have 
  casketed  my  treasure.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Casket  \Cas"ket\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  casquet,  dim.  of  casque  belmet,  fr 
  Sp  casco.] 
  1.  A  small  chest  or  box,  esp.  of  rich  material  or  ornamental 
  character,  as  for  jewels,  etc 
 
  The  little  casket  bring  me  hither.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  kind  of  burial  case.  [U.  S.] 
 
  3.  Anything  containing  or  intended  to  contain  something 
  highly  esteemed;  as: 
  a  The  body.  (--Shak.) 
  b  The  tomb.  (--Milton). 
  c  A  book  of  selections.  [poetic] 
 
  They  found  him  dead  .  .  .  an  empty  casket. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gasket  \Gas"ket\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  garcette  It  gaschetta  Sp  cajeta 
  caburn,  garceta  reef  point.] 
  1.  (Naut.)  A  line  or  band  used  to  lash  a  furled  sail 
  securely.  {Sea  gaskets}  are  common  lines;  {harbor  gaskets} 
  are  plaited  and  decorated  lines  or  bands.  Called  also 
  {casket}. 
 
  2.  (Mech.) 
  a  The  plaited  hemp  used  for  packing  a  piston,  as  of  the 
  steam  engine  and  its  pumps. 
  b  Any  ring  or  washer  of  packing. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  casket 
  n  1:  in  which  a  corpse  is  buried  or  cremated  [syn:  {coffin}] 
  2:  small  and  often  ornate  for  holding  jewels  or  other  valuables 
  [syn:  {jewel  casket}] 
  v  :  enclose  in  a  casket 




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