• WordNet 3.6
    • n carcase the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Carcase See Carcass.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Carcase a dead body or corpse, no longer used of the human body: the framework of anything: a ruin: a kind of bombshell.
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  • Philip Dormer Stanhope
    Philip Dormer Stanhope
    “Let dull critics feed upon the carcases of plays; give me the taste and the dressing.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. carcasse, a skeleton (It. carcasso, a quiver), prob. from Late Gr. tarkasion, which is perh. the Pers. tarkash, a quiver.


In literature:

But that false woman who sat at his side would have sold him piecemeal for money, as he would have sold the carcase of a sheep.
"The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson" by Anthony Trollope
You remember the man we saw devouring the dead animal; well, he took that carcase from the sewer.
"City Crimes" by Greenhorn
The tremors become more pronounced; the carcase oscillates, while a cushion of sand, pushed out from below, grows up all around it.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
As, for instance, they are responsible for the removal of a dead carcase found within the village boundary.
"India and the Indians" by Edward F. Elwin
And the Lord have mercy on yer miserable carcase!
"The Voyage of the Aurora" by Harry Collingwood
His carcase was ejected from the Pantheon.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
There Prince lay, as famished as ever, gnawing the carcase of a crow.
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
Take the rules about the uncleanness produced by the carcases of vermin in Lev.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
It is distending food, not drink, which forms the large carcase.
"Hints on Horsemanship, to a Nephew and Niece" by George Greenwood
In inspecting the carcases the veterinaries take the most minute precautions.
"A Terminal Market System" by Mrs. Elmer Black

In poetry:

He pulled till his master jumped
For fury of wrath, and laid on
With the length of a tough knotted staff,
Fit to drive the life flying like chaff,
And leave a sheer carcase anon.
"To Children: For Tyrants" by George Meredith
When his carcase of beef brings "the bullock" to grief,
And the rush of the tartan is ended;
When Archer's in trouble — who's that pulling double,
And taking his leaps unextended?
"Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
Alane she sat mournin' her sinfu' mishap,
There cam' on the winnock a gentle tap-tap,
An' a gentle voice said, "Puir carcase o' clay!
O, why hast thou broken the Lord's blessed day?
"The Angel's Treasure" by Janet Hamilton
Therburn, for evermore farewell,
And be thy grave both dry and deep;
And rest thy carcase soft and well,
Free from . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . no night . . . . . . Disturb . . . . . . . . . . . .
"An Elegy Upon James Therburn, In Chatto" by James Thomson
Then down sank the carcase of the giant to the ground,
While the soldiers about Jack did quickly gather round;
And Jack cried, Ha! lie thou there overgrown brute,
And defiantly he spurned Croquard's body with his foot.
"Jack o' the Cudgel" by William Topaz McGonagall
Dark HORROR! bear me where the field of fight
Scatters contagion on the tainted gale,
When to the Moon's faint beam,
On many a carcase shine the dews of night
And a dead silence stills the vale
Save when at times is heard the glutted Raven's scream.
"To Horror" by Robert Southey

In news:

Your Carcase is Not Square.