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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CAST-OFF

And he waves his hand up toward Aunt Sophrony's cast-off palace.

Exuviation: the act of molting: the cast-off skin or exuvium.

The water-line is strewn with cast-off salmon heads and entrails.

Harriette, the cast-off Harriette of last year, bobbed forward.

A snake might more easily crawl back into his cast-off skin.

Most of the winter he slept in a hedge under a cast-off sail.

I require neither your money, your food, nor your cast-off raiment.

Cast-off the topsail sheets and let everything go by the run!

It so happened that my master had gone to Capua, to dispose of some cast-off finery.

We read with eagerness the cast-off newspapers of the first-floor gentlemen.

WORD ORIGIN

1741, from verbal phrase (c.1400), from cast (v.) + off (adv.). From 1746 as a past participle adjective.

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