A cast of the eye


A cast of the eye
Cast Cast, n. [Cf. Icel., Dan., & Sw. kast.] 1. The act of casting or throwing; a throw. [1913 Webster]

2. The thing thrown. [1913 Webster]

A cast of dreadful dust. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. The distance to which a thing is or can be thrown. ``About a stone's cast.'' --Luke xxii. 41. [1913 Webster]

4. A throw of dice; hence, a chance or venture. [1913 Webster]

An even cast whether the army should march this way or that way. --Sowth. [1913 Webster]

I have set my life upon a cast, And I will stand the hazard of the die. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. That which is throw out or off, shed, or ejected; as, the skin of an insect, the refuse from a hawk's stomach, the excrement of a earthworm. [1913 Webster]

6. The act of casting in a mold. [1913 Webster]

And why such daily cast of brazen cannon. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

7. An impression or mold, taken from a thing or person; amold; a pattern. [1913 Webster]

8. That which is formed in a mild; esp. a reproduction or copy, as of a work of art, in bronze or plaster, etc.; a casting. [1913 Webster]

9. Form; appearence; mien; air; style; as, a peculiar cast of countenance. ``A neat cast of verse.'' --Pope. [1913 Webster]

An heroic poem, but in another cast and figure. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

10. A tendency to any color; a tinge; a shade. [1913 Webster]

Gray with a cast of green. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]

11. A chance, opportunity, privilege, or advantage; specifically, an opportunity of riding; a lift. [Scotch] [1913 Webster]

We bargained with the driver to give us a cast to the next stage. --Smollett. [1913 Webster]

If we had the cast o' a cart to bring it. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

12. The assignment of parts in a play to the actors. [1913 Webster]

13. (Falconary) A flight or a couple or set of hawks let go at one time from the hand. --Grabb. [1913 Webster]

As when a cast of falcons make their flight. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

14. A stoke, touch, or trick. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

This was a cast of Wood's politics; for his information was wholly false. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

15. A motion or turn, as of the eye; direction; look; glance; squint. [1913 Webster]

The cast of the eye is a gesture of aversion. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

And let you see with one cast of an eye. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

This freakish, elvish cast came into the child's eye. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

16. A tube or funnel for conveying metal into a mold. [1913 Webster]

17. Four; that is, as many as are thrown into a vessel at once in counting herrings, etc; a warp. [1913 Webster]

18. Contrivance; plot, design. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

{A cast of the eye}, a slight squint or strabismus.

{Renal cast} (Med.), microscopic bodies found in the urine of persons affected with disease of the kidneys; -- so called because they are formed of matter deposited in, and preserving the outline of, the renal tubes.

{The last cast}, the last throw of the dice or last effort, on which every thing is ventured; the last chance. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • cast/run your eye over — to read it or look at (something) quickly. Please run your eye over this and let me know what you think. She cast her eye over the apartment, appalled by the mess. • • • Main Entry: ↑eye …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Eye of the Storm (2009 film) — The Eye of the Storm Directed by Eduardo Valente Produced by Mauricio Andrade Ramos Walter Salles …   Wikipedia

  • The Eye (Stargate Atlantis) — The Eye Episodio de Stargate Atlantis 250px Título El Ojo Episodio nº 11 Temporada 1 E …   Wikipedia Español

  • The Eye (2002 film) — Infobox Film name= = The Tooth name = The Eye caption = The English language poster. director = The Pang Brothers producer = Peter Ho Sun Chan Lawrence Cheng Jo Jo Hui Yuet chun Eric Tsang writer = Jo Jo Hui Yuet chun The Pang Brothers narrator …   Wikipedia

  • The Eye of the Beholder — Infobox Television episode Title = The Eye of the Beholder Series = The Twilight Zone Caption = The beginning of the end credits in the revised version, which is shown on the Sci Fi Channel. Season = 2 Episode = 42 Airdate =November 11, 1960… …   Wikipedia

  • The Eye (2008 film) — Infobox Film name = The Eye caption = Promotional poster for The Eye director = David Moreau Xavier Palud producer = Peter Chan Paula Wagner writer = Original Screenplay: Jo Jo Yuet chun Hui The Pang Brothers Screenplay: Sebastian Gutierrez… …   Wikipedia

  • The Eye of the Scorpion — Bigfinishbox title=The Eye of the Scorpion series= Doctor Who number=24 featuring=Fifth Doctor Peri Erimem writer=Ian McLaughlin director=Gary Russell producer=Gary Russell Jason Haigh Ellery executive producer=Jacqueline Rayner production… …   Wikipedia

  • The Eye 2 — Infobox Film name = The Eye 2 (Jian Gui 2) caption = The movie poster. director = The Pang Brothers producer = Peter Ho Sun Chan Lawrence Cheng Jo Jo Hui Yuet chun writer = Lawrence Cheng JoJo Hui starring = Eugenia Yuan Shu Qi Jesdaporn Pholdee… …   Wikipedia

  • Enucleation of the eye — Intervention ICD 9 CM 16.4 MeSH …   Wikipedia

  • White of the Eye (film) — Infobox Film name = White Of The Eye image size = caption = VHS cover director = Donald Cammell producer = Cassian Elwes Brad Wyman writer = Andrew Klavan (novel) Donald Cammell narrator = starring = David Keith Cathy Moriarty music =… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.