Casting of draperies, the proper distribution of the folds of garments, in painting and sculpture. Casting line(Fishing), the leader; also, sometimes applied to the long reel line.Casting net, a net which is cast and drawn, in distinction from a net that is set and left.Casting voice, Casting vote, the decisive vote of a presiding officer, when the votes of the assembly or house are equally divided. "When there was an equal vote, the governor had the casting voice." B. Trumbull.Casting weight, a weight that turns a balance when exactly poised.

Castigate to Cat

(Cas"ti*gate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Castigated; p. pr. & vb. n. Castigating.] [L. castigatus, p. p. of castigare to correct, punish; castus pure, chaste + agere to move, drive. See Caste, and cf. Chasten.]

1. To punish by stripes; to chastise by blows; to chasten; also, to chastise verbally; to reprove; to criticise severely.

2. To emend; to correct. [Obs.]

(Cas`ti*ga"tion) n. [L. catigatio.]

1. Corrective punishment; chastisement; reproof; pungent criticism.

The keenest castigation of her slanderers.
W. Irving.

2. Emendation; correction. [Obs.]

(Cas`ti*ga"tor) n. [L.] One who castigates or corrects.

(Cas`ti*ga*to*ry) a. [L. castigatorius.] Punitive in order to amendment; corrective.

(Cas"ti*ga*to*ry), n. An instrument formerly used to punish and correct arrant scolds; — called also a ducking stool, or trebucket. Blacktone.

Castile soap
(Cas"tile soap`) [From Castile, or Castilia, a province in Spain, from which it originally came.] A kind of fine, hard, white or mottled soap, made with olive oil and soda; also, a soap made in imitation of the above-described soap.

(Cas*til"ian) n. [Sp. castellano, from Castila, NL. Castilia, Castella. Castile, which received its name from the castles erected on the frontiers as a barrier against the Moors.]

1. An inhabitant or native of Castile, in Spain.

2. The Spanish language as spoken in Castile.

(Cas*til"lan), a. Of or pertaining to Castile, in Spain.

(Cast"ing) n.

1. The act of one who casts or throws, as in fishing.

2. The act or process of making casts or impressions, or of shaping metal or plaster in a mold; the act or the process of pouring molten metal into a mold.

3. That which is cast in a mold; esp. the mass of metal so cast; as, a casting in iron; bronze casting.

4. The warping of a board. Brande & C.

5. The act of casting off, or that which is cast off, as skin, feathers, excrement, etc.

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