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Definitions of carcass

  1. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A hollow case or shell, filled with combustibles, to be thrown from a mortar or howitzer, to set fire to buldings, ships, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The living body; - now commonly used in contempt or ridicule. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The frame, as of a house or ship. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. The body, usually when dead; the mere framework of anything, as of a house or decaying hulk of a ship; the frame or main parts of a thing; a perforated bombshell filled with combustibles and discharged to set fire to buildings, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. The dead body of an animal; applied to the living body in contempt; the framework or principal parts of a thing unfinished, as a house. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for carcass

  1. Personally I haven't any strong feeling about what happens to my carcass after I have left it. – The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine by Ross Kay
  2. That fellow there was only the advance guard, the others will not be far behind him- this carcass will keep them busy for a while, and give us time to get the start of them. – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier
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