American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that has been discarded.
- n. Printing A calculation of the amount of space a manuscript will occupy when set into type.
- adj. Discarded; rejected.
“Using what he describes as castoff materials he has salvaged over time, Gregory -- a specialist in the tuning and repair of organs -- put together an impressive instrument incorporating drums, cymbals, snare and bass drums, trumpets, xylophone and other instruments which drew an immediate large crowd whenever he started it up.”
“That's the beauty of the swap," says Brownstein, 59, a paralegal, as a dozen women, some with plastic glasses of wine in one hand and reusable Trader Joe's bags on their shoulders, rummage through each other's sweaters, bags, shoes and coats: One woman's castoff is another woman's catch.”
“Sleeper: Toronto center Travis Green has become highly valuable as a faceoff man and Carolina defenseman Aaron Ward, a Detroit castoff, is crucial to Carolina's team.”
“Actually, forgetting the words didn't end up hurting those who had already proved their musical mettle, such as record-label castoff”
“It’s like a tractor - simple and just keeps on going … Have added more hard drive space, a Nvidia video card castoff from a friend ($10), a better keyboard, same 6 year old trackball mouse, same printer and scanner, same old speakers.”
“It’s called That’s Amore, a show in which wannabe star F-ers fight to the death for the right to date some castoff from the Tila Tequila show (casting call above, series trailer after the jump).”
“Every year, there are "castoff" players from every team who get traded to other teams, and become stars.”
“Idol' castoff Aaron Kelly: 'These are all talented people”
“Remembrances | Al Schwimmer 1917-2011 In 1948, Al Schwimmer smuggled unused U.S. warplanes to Israel and helped found the new country's air force by assembling a motley array of castoff planes from around the world.”
“And on Monday night, the network exceeds those limits with Surviving Suburbia, a CW castoff that would have been better left on the TV trash heap.”
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