carcass carcass  /ˈkɑr kəs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food

Usage(s):

  1. Even top predators like big jungle cats may spend as much time defending a kill as eating it, one of the reasons some of them will carry a carcass up into a tree before tucking in.
  2. Roughly speaking, the game involves two or more teams on horseback fighting for control of the headless, gutted carcass of sheep, calf or goat.
  3. Then the Navy medics want the carcass for an autopsy, just in case they have missed something.

News

  1. Scientists: Timber in Lake Michigan centuries old

    FAIRPORT, Mich. (AP) — A wooden beam embedded at the bottom of northern Lake Michigan appears to have been there for centuries, underwater archaeologists announced Tuesday, a crucial finding as crews dig toward what they hope is the carcass of a French ship that disappeared while exploring the Great Lakes in the 17th century.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Scientists say shipwreck timber in Lake Michigan centuries old

    Underwater archaeologists make crucial finding as they dig toward what they hope is the carcass of a long-lost French ship
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CBS News

  3. Ohio livestock prices

    On a carcass basis plant delivered (54-62 pct. lean): 1.27 lower. 90.00-105.00, weighted average 99.43.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Your Hometown Lima Stations

Quotes

  1. Biti said that if Mugabe formed a Cabinet on his own, it would be "the final nail into the carcass of this dialogue."
    on Sep 4, 2008 By: Tendai Biti Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "Over my cold, dead, political carcass," Republican US Senate candidate Bob Schaffer said.
    on Aug 15, 2008 By: Bob Schaffer Source: Grand Junction Sentinel

  3. "I've always said as a hunter, 'You never put the cross hairs on a dead carcass,'" Mr. Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, told reporters Wednesday. "You only aim for something that's alive that you'd like to take home."
    on Nov 8, 2007 By: Mike Huckabee Source: New York Times

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