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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CARCASS

Now and then, a drowned sheep, and once the carcass of a cow, floated past.

Right by the carcass was another that jumped about in the moonlight in a foolish way.

Where the carcass is the vultures are on deck, or words similar.

When the hare is caught the carcass should be given to the young hounds to tear in pieces.

Cut a soft-wood board core, making it some smaller than outline of carcass.

The tracks and the scent of their arch-enemy, man, were all about the carcass.

Thus stored up, the carcass is ready to receive the Necrophorus eggs.

At last he found it, and the carcass of a deer from which the hind quarters had been cut.

Let the dogs loose, Martin, that they may worry the carcass; it will do them good.

He waded into the lake, and with some difficulty dragged the carcass ashore.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., from Anglo-French carcois, from or influenced by Old French charcois (Modern French carcasse) "trunk of a body, chest, carcass," and Anglo-Latin carcosium "dead body," all of uncertain origin. Not used of humans after c.1750, except contemptuously. Italian carcassa probably is a French loan word.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CARCASS

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nouncorpse
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