Cassius to Caster
(Cas"sius) n. [From the name of the discoverer, A. Cassius, a German physician of the 17th
centry.] A brownish purple pigment, obtained by the action of some compounds of tin upon certain
salts of gold. It is used in painting and staining porcelain and glass to give a beautiful purple color. Commonly
called Purple of Cassius.
(Cas"sock) n. [F. casaque, fr. It. casacca, perh. fr. L. casa cottage, in It., house; or of Slavic
1. A long outer garment formerly worn by men and women, as well as by soldiers as part of their uniform.
2. (Eccl.) A garment resembling a long frock coat worn by the clergy of certain churches when officiating,
and by others as the usually outer garment.
(Cas"socked) a. Clothed with a cassock.
(||Cas`so*lette") n. [F.] a box, or vase, with a perforated cover to emit perfumes.
(Cas`son*ade") n. [F., fr. casson, for caisson a large chest. This sugar comes from Brazil
in large chests.] Raw sugar; sugar not refined. Mc Elrath.
(Cas"so*wa*ry) n.; pl. Cassowaries [Malay kasuari.] (Zoöl.) A large bird, of the genus
Casuarius, found in the east Indies. It is smaller and stouter than the ostrich. Its head is armed with
a kind of helmet of horny substance, consisting of plates overlapping each other, and it has a group
of long sharp spines on each wing which are used as defensive organs. It is a shy bird, and runs with
great rapidity. Other species inhabit New Guinea, Australia, etc.
(Cas`su*mu"nar Cas`su*mu"ni*ar) n. [Hind.] (Med.) A pungent, bitter, aromatic, gingerlike
root, obtained from the East Indies.
(Cast) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cast; p. pr. & vb. n. Casting.] [Cf. Dan. kaste, Icel. & Sw. kasta; perh.
akin to L. gerere to bear, carry. E. jest.]
1. To send or drive by force; to throw; to fling; to hurl; to impel.
Uzziah prepared . . . slings to cast stones.
2 Chron. xxvi. 14.
Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.
Acts. xii. 8.
We must be cast upon a certain island.
Acts. xxvii. 26.
2. To direct or turn, as the eyes.
How earnestly he cast his eyes upon me!
3. To drop; to deposit; as, to cast a ballot.
4. To throw down, as in wrestling. Shak.
5. To throw up, as a mound, or rampart.
Thine enemies shall cast a trench [bank] about thee.
Luke xix. 48.