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carcase (plural carcases)

  1. Alternative form of carcass
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], →OCLC, Leviticus 5:2:
      Or if a soule touch any vncleane thing, whether it be a carcase of an vncleane beast, or a carcase of vncleane cattell, or the carcase of vncleane creeping things, and if it be hidden from him, he also shall be vncleane, and guilty:
    • 1874, Thomas Hardy, chapter XIX, in Far from the Madding Crowd. [], volumes (please specify |volume=I or II), London: Smith, Elder & Co., [], →OCLC:
      Silence has sometimes a remarkable power of showing itself as the disembodied soul of feeling wandering without its carcase, and it is then more impressive than speech.
    • 1951 February, “Notes and News: Lynton & Barnstaple Remains”, in Railway Magazine, page 136:
      Pilton Yard, the Lynton & Barnstaple headquarters, has been taken over by a fur trading firm, and would-be trespassers to the old engine-shed are turned back by the pungent odour of heaps of carcases.
    • 2005, N. M. Fogerty, V. Ingham, L. McLeod, G. Gaunt, L. Cummins, Variation among maternal sires for lamb and wool gross margin performance of their crossbred daughters, Association for the Advancement of Breeding Genetics, Proceedings of the 16th Conference: Application of New Genetic Technologies to Animal Breeding, page 61,
      In each year lambs were weaned at 3 months and slaughtered as a group at a target average carcase weight of 22kg.
    • 2008, Matthew Teague, Helen Albert, Shelves, Cabinets & Bookcases, page 65:
      Also, scribe lines across the side panels to locate the dado for the bottom piece of the carcase.