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Definitions

  • Brass casting counters excavated on Jamestown Island. Many were made in Germany before 1575 for use by merchants on counting boards. In the New World they were used for the Indian trade
    Brass casting counters excavated on Jamestown Island. Many were made in Germany before 1575 for use by merchants on counting boards. In the New World they were used for the Indian trade
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cast on make the first row of stitches when knitting
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Quotations

  • James Baldwin
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    “People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned.”
  • Lord Alfred Tennyson
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    “Cast your cares on God; that anchor holds.”
  • John Mason Brown
    John Mason Brown
    “Charm is a glow within a woman which casts a most becoming light on others.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “There is an election going on all the time... the Lord votes for you and Satan votes against you, and you must cast the deciding vote.”
  • Robert Frost
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    “Let him that is without stone among you cast the first thing he can lay his hands on.”

Idioms

Cast doubt on - If you make other people not sure about a matter, then you have cast doubt on it.
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Usage

In literature:

Standing upon a rock and every once in a while casting in her net, she would land a fish on the bank.
"The Drama of the Forests" by Arthur Heming
On seeing me he started, and cast a look of upbraiding on my companion.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
I have cast my eyes on an edition of Shakespeare issued by Master Samuel Johnson.
"Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary" by Voltaire
She cast her cloak over the baby, and held it loosely on her knees, with its head to the fire.
"The Lady of Fort St. John" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Or has the fellow never cast eyes on a fiddle?
"The Poor Plutocrats" by Maurus Jókai
Surely if one had to be cast away that was the very island on which he would choose to be cast!
"The Sun Of Quebec" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The side glare cast on Lucrece was less vicious.
"A Dream of Empire" by William Henry Venable
Riding as it were on this terrible chariot, I was cast headlong into my uncle's arms.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
One candle cast a grotesque shadow of him on the plastered wall.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
He remembered with a thrill of anger the curious measuring glance the head of the Paris detective force had cast on him that morning.
"The Uttermost Farthing" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
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In poetry:

Jesus, my Savior, look on me,
For I am weary and oppressed;
I come to cast myself on Thee:
Thou art my Rest.
"Jesus, my Savior, look on me," by Charlotte Elliott
And since at length they find
That life is sweet indeed,
They cast it on the wind
To serve their country's need.
"A People Renewed" by Frank W Harvey
Oh how I languish to possess,
A safe and permanent abode!
To rest in unmolested peace,
And cast my care on thee, my God.
"Hymn III" by William Duke
On every side I cast mine eye,
And found my helpers gone;
While friends and strangers passed me by,
Neglected or unknown.
"Psalm 142" by Isaac Watts
DARKNESS on the endless sea;
A wild, wild wailing cry;
And the sun came down—like a fiery frown
Cast from a god on high.
"New Year's Eve" by Ernest Jones
A dawn whereto they grope
In trembling faith and hope,
If haply, brightening, it may cast
A gleam on path and goal at last.
"What Of The Night?" by Ada Cambridge

In news:

Dee Snider took on this week's 'Celebrity Apprentice' car-selling challenge and an angry Incredible Hulk without fear last night, despite wearing an extremely awkward and uncomfortable looking cast on one hand.
On Sunday at Austin Comic Con, a photo op with the entire cast of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' turned into a surprise wedding proposal when a man got down on bended knee and popped the question to his girlfriend.
0Elgin resident Ronald "Porkchop" Mangum answered a Craigslist ad only to find himself on the top of the world as a cast member on Ice Road Truckers.
0Elgin resident Ronald " Porkchop " Mangum answered a Craigslist ad only to find himself on the top of the world as a cast member on Ice Road Truckers.
Eyes of the political world are cast on Wisconsin's Tuesday recall vote.
'The Big Bang Theory' Finale Postmortem : EP, Cast on Space, Marriage and What's Next.
A Syrian woman wearing a scarf with pictures of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad casts her vote on a new constitution at a polling station in Damascus on February 26.
Kellie Rasberry , a cast member on Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, created a whirlwind of back-and-forth on the interwebs over her stance on gay marriage.
The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Bring It On: The Musical, produced by Ghostlight Records and available on Back Lot Music, will be released for digital download on iTunes beginning Sept 25 and in stores Oct 16.
Based on Sandra Brown's novel " Ricochet ," TNT's "Mystery Movie Night" entry for this week features key cast members who've achieved near-ubiquity over long careers on big and little screens.
Today's column is a reader mailbag with comments on recent topics like Conan to TBS, the sideways universe on "Lost" and the uninspiring "American Idol" cast.
Since then, sandhills have cast their spell and trapped me in their magic, sending me on an annual migration to join them on the Platte.
On May 22, voters were invited to cast their ballots in the only contested race in town, the one for a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen.
This week on the STP -CAST, which is a podcast thet I do with Topshelf, The Rev, and Mono-Nick (and the douches that listen – the 5th Man), we had a good bud of mine on as a guest.
A casting call is being held here for the MTV reality series "Jersey Shore" on April 26 and 27, a report on MyFoxNY.com said.
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In science:

The gauge invariant arguments of Losic & Unruh appear to cast doubt on the idea that perturbation theory remains globally well defined for an indefinite period in de Sitter or nearly de Sitter spacetimes.
Infrared effects in inflationary correlation functions
The solution of the problem in is cast in terms of a certain vector space V , which is a subspace of the infinite dimensional vector space of vector fields on M , with dimension exactly the half of the dimension of the manifold, and which, among other properties, contains the control forces Gr and satisfies [V , V ] = 0.
Involutive distributions and dynamical systems of second-order type
The equations determining the reduced vector field ˇΓ ∈ X(T (Q)/G) can be cast in terms of the reduced Lagrangian l on T (Q)/G.
Involutive distributions and dynamical systems of second-order type
Observations of black holes may eventually cast light on the quantum gravity structure of the physical vacuum , possibly constraining string theory and the hypothesis of extra dimensions [21, 251, 140]. 5 Strictly speaking, this statement is only true for nearly spherical gravity sources.
Foundations of Black Hole Accretion Disk Theory
Rather, the author redefines the notation P 6= NP, casting it in effect to be a statement that there exists at least one (potentially restricted, promise-like) domain on which P and NP differ.
Barbosa, Uniform Polynomial Time Bounds, and Promises
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