Carcases



one of the seven eunuchs who served in the court of King Ahasuerus. Esther 1:10.
carcass.
the dead body of an animal.
Slang. the body of a human being, whether living or dead.
the body of a slaughtered animal after removal of the offal.
anything from which life and power are gone:
The mining town, now a mere carcass, is a reminder of a past era.
an unfinished framework or skeleton, as of a house or ship.
the body of a furniture piece designed for storage, as a chest of drawers or wardrobe, without the drawers, doors, hardware, etc.
the inner body of a pneumatic tire, resisting by its tensile strength the pressure of the air within the tire, and protected by the tread and other parts.
to erect the framework for (a building, ship, etc.).
Historical Examples

Stiff and stark they whizzed down from the roofs and covered the streets with their carcases.
Tales From Jkai Mr Jkai

But they all come to—death of our spirits, for the sake of our carcases.
The Fugitive (Third Series Plays) John Galsworthy

During the siege I have counted above sixty shells and carcases in the air at once.
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African Olaudah Equiano

In vain Dick shouted to Pierre to tell them to let the carcases alone.
Adventures in the Far West W.H.G. Kingston

The Dermestid attack by preference the tendons and the skins of carcases.
The Insect World Louis Figuier

Mind thee, the beasts do not always get the carcases for dinner.
Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2) John Roby

Those animals the carcases of which are to be sent to this country are killed the day before the departure of the steamer.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley

The deck was covered with the limbs and carcases of forty valiant men.
Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing

We saw several dead ones, crushed out almost flat, and some skuas were busily engaged gorging themselves on the carcases.
The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson

In inspecting the carcases the veterinaries take the most minute precautions.
A Terminal Market System Mrs. Elmer Black

noun
the dead body of an animal, esp one that has been slaughtered for food, with the head, limbs, and entrails removed
(informal) generally (facetious or derogatory) a person’s body
the skeleton or framework of a structure
the remains of anything when its life or vitality is gone; shell
n.

late 13c., from Anglo-French carcois, from or influenced by Old French charcois (Modern French carcasse) “trunk of a body, chest, carcass,” and Anglo-Latin carcosium “dead body,” all of uncertain origin. Not used of humans after c.1750, except contemptuously. Italian carcassa probably is a French loan word.

noun

A human body; one’s body, esp if heavy: set his carcass on the couch

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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