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Origin of CAST

Middle English, from Old Norse kasta; akin to Old Norse “kǫs” heap

First Known Use: 13th century

or late 20th century, example;

 

Tonto asking the Lone Ranger why he is so happy.

 

“Holy Smoke-signal Kemosabe; why you make heap big smile all the time?

 

 LR and Tonto

 

NO – – – but seriously folks – – –

 

This is what “cast” means

 

To throw in a forceful way

 

a fishing line, hook, etc. into the water by using a fishing pole

(this is the absolutely best way to enjoy a cast)

or cast a net by hand

Casting a net

castanet (cast a chestnut) by fingers

                           Castanets

 

in the direction of someone or something

 

dice in the game of craps

to the opposite end

of the table

 

a glance at a beautiful female

her legs or buttocks

(sorry – – – my bad)

 

 

To put forth

 

a warm glow as a campfire

(especially if I have a

Southern Comfort Manhattan

in my hand)

 

 

light on the subject

as a book or essay

(You want light on a subject?

Read Frederik Nietzsche.

He lights up the grey matter.)

 

 

To place as if by throwing

 

doubt on their reliability

(I promise not to say anything

about the current administration.)

 

 

To deposit

 

a ballot in hopes of reform

(See above.

Ooops – – – I broke my promise already)

 

 

To accidentally throw off or away

 

a horse losing his shoe

(Or my sanity or morals)

 

 

To get rid of by nature

 

all restraint

(such as singles leaving a bar

You wouldn’t happen to have

the address for that bar

would you?)

 

 

 

To set apart

 

segregated seating for smokers

 

a system where heritage overrides merit

(Oh – – – wait a minute

I think that is spelled caste; eg

the system of dividing society

into hereditary classes)

 

 

 

To shed

 

a raincoat must shed water

 

human nature sometimes causes bloodshed

 

pouring forth in drops – – – tears

 

enlightenment – – – sheds some light on the subject

 

 

 

To give off, discharge, or expel from the body of a plant or animal

 

 

eject, slough off, or lose

as part of the

normal processes of life

 

a snake shedding its skin

(see downsizing)

 

a dog shedding hair

(see sneezing

or vacuuming)

 

 

a deciduous tree sheds its leaves

(see “Fall”

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To discharge

 

usually gradually

(so as to be unnoticeable

such as information

from our government)

 

especially as part of a

pathological process

(this is redundant;

our government

is pathological)

 

shed a virus

 

a pustule

(sorry about

that image)

 

 

To rid oneself of temporarily or permanently as superfluous or unwanted

 

the company laid off 100 employees

 

she shed her inhibitions

and then 

she dumped her childhood sweetheart

 

(and I have

never recovered

from the experience)

 

 

To pour out

 

She spilled the beans

 

AGAIN?

 

 

To become dispersed  

 

Scatter brained

 

(see above)

“She cast off all inhibitions”

 

Are you sure you don’t

have that address?

 

 

 

To cast off some natural covering as fur, skin or emotion

 

the dog is still shedding

(see above)

 

dispensing with all humanity

(see bloodshed above)

 

I dumped him; what a loser!

 

“Cast off Matey – – – yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum”

 

 

To molt

 

shed hair, feathers, shell, horns, or an outer layer periodically

 

 

As in any invertebrate of the phylum

Arthropoda,

having a segmented body,

jointed limbs,

and usually a chitinous shell

that undergoes moltings,

including the insects,

spiders and other arachnids,

crustaceans, and myriapods.

 

Snakes molt as they grow,

shedding the old skin and

growing a larger new skin;

sometimes turning into CEOs.

 

Crabs molt their shell

as they grows larger;

sometimes turning into

bitter spouses.

 

 

To bring forth

Especially new ideas

 

Allow me to cast

a pregnant thought

into the mix

 

or newsworthy information

 

bee-bee-beep-bee- beep

“Attention all listeners

and ships at sea;

an explosion has

created devastation,

the wind blew up

the river.

 

 

To give birth to

 

Prematurely or unnaturally

 

He cast his seed upon the ground

(Onan knew that the offspring would not be his;

so when he went in to his brother’s wife,

he wasted his seed on the ground

in order not to give offspring

to his brother.)

Holy Crap – – – that’s really weird.

 

To throw to the ground

 

suplex in wrestling

 

 Suplex

 

He cast his opponent upon the ground

(not to be confused with the seed)

 

To build by throwing up earth

 

They cast mud into the Tower of Babel

(NO! They did not build the tower

and then throw mud into it;

they cast mud into bricks

and then constructed

the tower with them)

 

SHEESH! WHAT GROUP OF READERS HAVE I CAST UNTO MYSELF?

 

 

To perform arithmetical operations

 

by means of astrology

 

Casting an astrological chart

 

An astrological chart or,

more specifically,

a natal chart,

is a symbolic representation

of the position of the planets,

the sun, and the moon

at the moment

of a person’s birth.

 

Each planet occupies

a particular zodiac sign

at a given moment.

It is the interpretation

of this placement

that provides

astrologers with insight

into a person’s

personality and behavior.

 

Because an astrological chart

is based on facts (?)

—-the actual positions in the sky

(relative to earth)

of heavenly bodies

at a certain time—-

it is more of an astronomical

than an astrological endeavor.

 

 

To decide

She decided to cast her lot with him

 

BIG MISTAKE!

 

To intend

I didn’t intend to cast

any dispersions

on this post

 

Oh yes you did.

 

 

To dispose or arrange into parts or into a suitable form or order

 

He separated them into different lots by date

 

FIFO

First In First Out

FILO

First In Last Out

LIFO

Last In First Out

LILO

Last In Last Out

FISH

First In Still Here

WGAC

Who Gives A Crap

(better known as)

RS

Random Selection

 

 

To assign the parts of a dramatic production to actors

                                                                                          

cast a movie

 

“Frankly my dear,

I don’t give a damn.”

 

To assign an actor to a role or part

 

He was cast in the leading role

 

(see Frankly my dear; above)

 

To give a shape to a substance by pouring

in liquid or plastic form

into a mold and letting it harden without pressure

 

cast steel

 

Sporks are not formed

by this process

 

Sporks are formed

when the cow

jumped over

the moon

and the fork

ran away

with the spoon

to make little

baby sporks.

 

turn

 

cast the scale slightly

to cause to move around

an axis or a center

 make rotate or revolve; 

turn a potter’s wheel.

 

He cast some pottery

 

 

To make a knot or stitch by looping or catching up

 

twist

unite by winding 

Robling cast strands of wire

together to form

the cables

for the

Brooklyn Bridge

 

she made a warp of yarn

 

To from a curve that has developed

in something originally flat or straight 

 

a warped door

This damn thing won’t shut right

 

a mental aberration

 

If you have read

this post this far

you must be

a bit warped

To bear fruit : 

 

give or render as fitting

rightfully owed

or required

as a pregnant idea

 

To give up possession of a claim or demand

 

He cast his last breath

– – – and so he died

 

The court has ruled;

YOU LOST!

 

To surrender or relinquish to

the physical control

of another

hand over possession of

 

I cast myself unto you,

my love

 

 

To give oneself up

 

to an inclination, temptation,

or habit

 

He cast himself

to the devil

whiskey

 

To relinquish one’s possession of

a position of advantage

or point of superiority

I yield the floor

to the prosecutor

 

 

To perform addition

 

Casting a Summation

 

Define the sum

between the upper

and lower limits

 Summation between limits

 

 

To range over land in search of a trail

 

hunting dogs or trackers

 

They cast for a scent

 

To make immobile or perpetual

a hard covering that is put on an

arm, leg, etc., so that

a broken bone can heal

 

Mommy,

mommy,

mommy,

mommy,

mommy;

when can I take

this damn thing off?

 

 

A plaster mask was cast

 

His image was held

for all to see;

in perpetuity

 

 

AND NOW ON A LIGHTER NOTE; The rhyme

 

Thomas Nast

had a blast

making politicians

all aghast.

 

The hot blast

wide and vast

of their rhetoric

extinguished at last.

 

Pictured their past

as big iconoclast

but boots of leather

had turned to bast.

 

Tied to their past

like pirates to the mast

Tom cartooned them

Forever cast.

 

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