a container made and shaped like a barrel, especially one larger and stronger, for holding liquids.
the quantity such a container holds:
wine at 32 guineas a cask.
to place or store in a cask.
a strong wooden barrel used mainly to hold alcoholic drink: a wine cask
the quantity contained in a cask
(Austral) a lightweight cardboard container with plastic lining and a small tap, used to hold and serve wine
(engineering) another name for flask (sense 6)
mid-15c., from Middle French casque “cask; helmet,” from Spanish casco “skull, cask, helmet,” originally “potsherd,” from cascar “to break up,” from Vulgar Latin *quassicare, frequentative of Latin quassare “to shake, shatter” (see quash). The sense evolution is unclear.
casluhim fortified, a people descended from Mizraim (Gen. 10:14; 1 Chr. 1:12). Their original seat was probably somewhere in Lower Egypt, along the sea-coast to the south border of Palestine. Historical Examples With these, and not with the casluhim, should the Philistim be connected. The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas Jesse L. Hurlbut
a brand of dichlobenil.
one of the three Magi. a male given name. Contemporary Examples Ultimately, the decision fell to Secretary Caspar Weinberger, who would later lead the Defense Department under Ronald Reagan. The Truth About Title IX Karen Blumenthal June 21, 2012 Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger convinced Reagan to renege on his support for these cuts, so they […]
milquetoast. a very timid, unassertive, spineless person, especially one who is easily dominated or intimidated: a milquetoast who’s afraid to ask for a raise. noun (US & Canadian) a meek, submissive, or timid person n. “timid, meek person,” 1938, from Caspar Milquetoast, character created by U.S. newspaper cartoonist H.T. Webster (1885-1952) in the strip “The […]