carcase

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carcase ‎(plural carcases)

  1. Alternative form of carcass
    • 1769, Bible, King James Version, Oxford Standard Text, Leviticus, 5, ii,
      Or if a soul touch any unclean thing, whether it be a carcase of an unclean beast, or a carcase of unclean cattle, or the carcase of unclean creeping things, and if it be hidden from him; he also shall be unclean, and guilty.
    • 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.