Cascarilla bark(orCascarilla) (Med.), the bark of Croton Eleutheria. It has an aromatic odor and a warm, spicy, bitter taste, and when burnt emits a musky odor. It is used as a gentle tonic, and sometimes, for the sake of its fragrance, mixed with smoking tobacco, when it is said to occasion vertigo and intoxication.

(Cas`ca*ril"lin) n. (Chem.) A white, crystallizable, bitter substance extracted from oil of cascarilla.

(Case) n. [OF. casse, F. caisse fr. L. capsa chest, box, case, fr. capere to take, hold. See Capacious, and cf. 4th Chase, Cash, Enchase, 3d Sash.]

1. A box, sheath, or covering; as, a case for holding goods; a case for spectacles; the case of a watch; the case (capsule) of a cartridge; a case (cover) for a book.

2. A box and its contents; the quantity contained in a box; as, a case of goods; a case of instruments.

3. (Print.) A shallow tray divided into compartments or "boxes" for holding type.

Cases for type are usually arranged in sets of two, called respectively the upper and the lower case. The upper case contains capitals, small capitals, accented and marked letters, fractions, and marks of reference: the lower case contains the small letters, figures, marks of punctuation, quadrats, and spaces.

4. An inclosing frame; a casing; as, a door case; a window case.

5. (Mining) A small fissure which admits water to the workings. Knight.

(Case), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cased ; p. pr. & vb. n. Casing.]

1. To cover or protect with, or as with, a case; to inclose.

The man who, cased in steel, had passed whole days and nights in the saddle.

2. To strip the skin from; as, to case a box. [Obs.]

(Case), n. [F. cas, fr. L. casus, fr. cadere to fall, to happen. Cf. Chance.]

(Cas*cade") n. [F. cascade, fr. It. cascata, fr. cascare to fall.] A fall of water over a precipice, as in a river or brook; a waterfall less than a cataract.

The silver brook . . . pours the white cascade.

Now murm'ring soft, now roaring in cascade.

(Cas*cade"), v. i.

1. To fall in a cascade. Lowell.

2. To vomit. [Slang] Smollett.

(||Cas*cal"ho) n. [Pg., a chip of stone, gravel.] A deposit of pebbles, gravel, and ferruginous sand, in which the Brazilian diamond is usually found.

Cascara sagrada
(||Cas"ca*ra sa*gra"da) [Sp.] Holy bark; the bark of the California buckthorn used as a mild cathartic or laxative.

(Cas`ca*ril"la) n.[Sp., small thin bark, Peruvian bark, dim. of cáscara bark.] (Bot.) A euphorbiaceous West Indian shrub (Croton Eleutheria); also, its aromatic bark.

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