American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The dead body of an animal, especially one slaughtered for food.
- n. The body of a human.
- n. Remains from which the substance or character is gone: the carcass of a once glorious empire.
- n. A framework or basic structure: the carcass of a burned-out building.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The dead body of an animal; a corpse: not now commonly applied to a dead human body, except in contempt.
- n. The body of a living animal, especially of a large animal; in contempt, the human body.
- n. Figuratively, the decaying remains of a bulky thing, as of a boat or ship.
- n. The frame or main parts of a thing unfinished, or without ornament, as the timberwork of a house before it is lathed or plastered or the floors are laid, or the keel, ribs, etc., of a ship.
- n. An iron case, shell, or hollow vessel filled with combustible and other substances, as gunpowder, saltpeter, sulphur, broken glass, turpentine, etc., thrown from a mortar or howitzer, and intended to set fire to a building, ship, or wooden defense. It has two or three apertures, from which the tire mazes, and is sometimes made to serve by its light as a guide in throwing shells. It is sometimes equipped with pistol-barrels loaded with powder to the muzzle, which explode as the composition burns down to them.
- To erect or set up the carcass or framework of a building or a ship.
- n. Body of a dead animal.
- n. Body of a dead human.
- n. Framework of a structure, especially one not normally seen.
- n. nautical An early incendiary ship-to-ship projectile consisting of an iron shell filled with saltpetre, sulphur, resin, turpentine, antimony and tallow with vents for flame.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A dead body, whether of man or beast; a corpse; now commonly the dead body of a beast.
- n. The living body; -- now commonly used in contempt or ridicule.
- n. 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.
- n. (Mil.) A hollow case or shell, filled with combustibles, to be thrown from a mortar or howitzer, to set fire to buldings, ships, etc.
- n. the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food
- Dated from the late 13th Century CE; from Anglo-Norman carcois, possibly related to Old French charcois. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English carcas, from Anglo-Norman carcais and Medieval Latin carcasium. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Repeating the introductory note at the beginning, cooling the carcass is a first priority.”
“Trying to haze a grizzly off a carcass is a hardly unprecarious course of action.”
“Retrieved from the stomach of a sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus, the carcass is about 3 m long, long-bodied, and appears to have a camel-like head and a fluked tail.”
“Where the carcass is there will the vultures be gathered together," but the carcass must rot before the vultures descend.”
“I remain for where the carcass is there will the Eagles be gathered together.”
“Obviously, this works best if your deer carcass is still warm, and it may take a well-timed cut or two to help free the skin from a tough spot on some animals.”
“In effect, the US and Canadian governments bought that carcass from the estate for $2 billion, which was duly distributed to the creditors.”
“A trimmed up deer or animal carcass is a good start, then make a "bait-sicle" from pouring warm water along with any blood, scraps or trimmings you have into a greased bucket and then freezing it.”
“Hunters must check the animals in at stations while carcass is still fresh (not frozen and carted in from some other state, etc.).”
“She goes on to say that burying the carcass is "out of the question, as it is too large", these anti hunter types always have an excuse for everything.”
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