To cast anchor(Naut.) See under Anchor.To cast a horoscope, to calculate it.To cast a horse, sheep, or other animal, to throw with the feet upwards, in such a manner as to prevent its rising

6. To throw off; to eject; to shed; to lose.

His filth within being cast.

Neither shall your vine cast her fruit.
Mal. iii. 11

The creatures that cast the skin are the snake, the viper, etc.

7. To bring forth prematurely; to slink.

Thy she-goats have not cast their young.
Gen. xxi. 38.

8. To throw out or emit; to exhale. [Obs.]

This . . . casts a sulphureous smell.

9. To cause to fall; to shed; to reflect; to throw; as, to cast a ray upon a screen; to cast light upon a subject.

10. To impose; to bestow; to rest.

The government I cast upon my brother.

Cast thy burden upon the Lord.
Ps. iv. 22.

11. To dismiss; to discard; to cashier. [Obs.]

The state can not with safety cast him.

12. To compute; to reckon; to calculate; as, to cast a horoscope. "Let it be cast and paid." Shak.

You cast the event of war, my noble lord.

13. To contrive; to plan. [Archaic]

The cloister . . . had, I doubt not, been cast for [an orange-house].
Sir W. Temple.

14. To defeat in a lawsuit; to decide against; to convict; as, to be cast in damages.

She was cast to be hanged.

Were the case referred to any competent judge, they would inevitably be cast.
Dr. H. More.

15. To turn (the balance or scale); to overbalance; hence, to make preponderate; to decide; as, a casting voice.

How much interest casts the balance in cases dubious!

16. To form into a particular shape, by pouring liquid metal or other material into a mold; to fashion; to found; as, to cast bells, stoves, bullets.

17. (Print.) To stereotype or electrotype.

18. To fix, distribute, or allot, as the parts of a play among actors; also to assign (an actor) for a part.

Our parts in the other world will be new cast.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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