See also:main uses of the word; for the throwing of dice, with the figurative sense of a
See also:chance or opportunity, as in " at the last
See also:cast "; for the throwing of a fisherman's
See also:line in fly-fishing; for hounds spreading out in
See also:search of a lost
See also:scent; or, with the further meaning of a
See also:twisted throw or turn, for a slight squint in the
See also:eye . " Cast " is applied to a measure of
See also:herrings or other
See also:fish, being the amount taken in two hands to be thrown into a vessel, and similarly to a
See also:potter's measure for a certain quantity of
See also:clay; in fishing, to the casting line of gut with fly attached; to the hard refuse thrown out of the
See also:crop of a
See also:bird of
See also:prey, and to the coils of
See also:earth thrown up by earth-
See also:worms . From the old method, in making calculations, of using counters, which were thus " thrown " up into a heap, is probably derived the meaning of " cast " for the " casting up " of figures in an account . Further, the word is found for a
See also:mould for the casting of metals, and more particularly for the copy of an
See also:original statue or
See also:relief taken from a mould; similarly, of fossils, for the
See also:mineral filling of the empty mould
See also:left by the organism .
See also:Special uses of the word are also found in the theatrical
See also:term for the
See also:assignment of particular parts to the actors and actresses in a
See also:play, and in the many figurative senses of a type or
See also:stamp, as of features or characters .
ANDREA DEL CASTAGNO (1390-1457)
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