Caseation to Cassiterite
(Ca`se*a"tion) n. [Cf. F. caséation. See Casein.] (Med.) A degeneration of animal tissue
into a cheesy or curdy mass.
(Case"-bay`) n. (Arch.) (a) The space between two principals or girders. (b) One of the
joists framed between a pair of girders in naked flooring.
(Case"hard`en) v. t.
1. To subject to a process which converts the surface of iron into steel.
2. To render insensible to good influences.
1. Having the surface hardened, as iron tools.
2. Hardened against, or insusceptible to, good influences; rendered callous by persistence in wrongdoing
or resistance of good influences; said of persons.
(Case"hard`en*ing), n. The act or process of converting the surface of iron into steel.
Casehardening is now commonly effected by cementation with charcoal or other carbonizing material,
the depth and degree of hardening (carbonization) depending on the time during which the iron is exposed
to the heat. See Cementation.
(Ca"se*ic) a. [Cf. F. caséique, fr. L. caseus cheese.] Of or pertaining to cheese; as, caseic
(Ca"se*in) n. [Cf. F. caséine, fr. L. caseur cheese. Cf. Cheese.] (Physiol. Chem.) A proteid
substance present in both the animal and the vegetable kingdom. In the animal kingdom it is chiefly
found in milk, and constitutes the main part of the curd separated by rennet; in the vegetable kingdom
it is found more or less abundantly in the seeds of leguminous plants. Its reactions resemble those of
alkali albumin. [Written also caseine.]
1. A knife carried in a sheath or case. Addison.
2. A large table knife; so called from being formerly kept in a case.
(Case"mate) n. [F. casemate, fr. It. casamatta, prob. from casa house + matto, f. matta,
mad, weak, feeble, dim. from the same source as E. -mate in checkmate.]
1. (Fort.) A bombproof chamber, usually of masonry, in which cannon may be placed, to be fired through
embrasures; or one capable of being used as a magazine, or for quartering troops.
2. (Arch.) A hollow molding, chiefly in cornices.
(Case"ma`ted) a. Furnished with, protected by, or built like, a casemate. Campbell.
(Case"ment) n. [Shortened fr. encasement. See Incase 1st Case, and cf. Incasement.]
(Arch.) A window sash opening on hinges affixed to the upright side of the frame into which it is fitted.
(Poetically) A window.
A casement of the great chamber window.