upcast

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n upcast air passage consisting of a ventilation shaft through which air leaves a mine
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Upcast (Bowling) A cast; a throw.
    • Upcast A taunt; a reproach.
    • Upcast An upset, as from a carriage.
    • a Upcast Cast up; thrown upward; as, with upcast eyes.
    • Upcast (Mining) The ventilating shaft of a mine out of which the air passes after having circulated through the mine; -- distinguished from the downcast. Called also upcast pit, and upcast shaft.
    • Upcast To cast or throw up; to turn upward.
    • Upcast To taunt; to reproach; to upbraid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • upcast To cast or throw up.
    • upcast Cast up: a term used in bowling.
    • upcast Thrown or turned upward; directed up: as, upcast eyes.
    • n upcast The act of casting or hurling upward, or the state of being cast upward; also, that which is cast upward; an upthrow.
    • n upcast In bowling, a cast; a throw.
    • n upcast In mining, the shaft or passage of any kind through which the air is taken out of a mine; the out-take: the opposite of downcast (which see) and downtake. Intake and out-take are terms more generally applied to drifts, levels, or horizontal passages; downcast and upcast to vertical or inclined shafts.
    • n upcast An upward current of air passing through a shaft or the like.
    • n upcast The state of being overturned; an upset.
    • n upcast A taunt; a reproach.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Upcast up′kast a cast or throw in bowling: a shaft for the upward passage of air from a mine, a current of air passing along such:
    • adj Upcast thrown or turned upward
    • n Upcast up′kast (Scot.) state of being thrown into confusion, a taunt or gibe
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Usage

In literature:

Hideous under the pale rays lay the two dead men, their glazed eyes upcast to the peace of the blue heavens.
"The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu" by Sax Rohmer
But there was not one of them whose eyes were not upcast at Zuleika.
"Zuleika Dobson" by Max Beerbohm
But Margrave's keen eye caught sight of the atoms upcast by the light of the moon.
"A Strange Story, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I see one of the cages is at bank, and the force of the explosion is in the upcast shaft.
"Facing Death" by G. A. Henty
The usual form of ventilating furnace is a plain fire grate placed under an arch, and communicating with the upcast shaft by an inclined drift.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
A dislocation is spoken of as a downthrow or an upcast, according to the direction in which it is approached.
"Geology" by James Geikie
Then from the blood the wounded a clouded glance upcast; He saw that fain his uncle had help'd him at the last.
"The Nibelungenlied" by Unknown
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In poetry:

Then, at last,
My lids upcast,
Our eyes met, I smiled and she smiled,
And I shut mine again and truly slept.
"The Chair" by John Freeman
WELL freighted with gay flowers
And goodly wine, O Bast,
We'll fling aside the hours
Like glittering spray upcast,
Up to the stars divine !
"Egyptian Lyrics" by E J Rupert Atkinson
Scarce had night the sun's gold touch displaced
From the vast Rotund and the neighboring dead
When her husband followed; bowed; half-passed,
With lip upcast;
Then, halting, sullenly said:
"Her Death And After" by Thomas Hardy