World English Dictionary
carcass or carcase (ˈkɑːkəs)
1.  the dead body of an animal, esp one that has been slaughtered for food, with the head, limbs, and entrails removed
2.  informal, facetious, derogatory usually, or a person's body
3.  the skeleton or framework of a structure
4.  the remains of anything when its life or vitality is gone; shell
[C14: from Old French carcasse, of obscure origin]
carcase or carcase
[C14: from Old French carcasse, of obscure origin]

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Bible Dictionary

Carcase definition

contact with a, made an Israelite ceremonially unclean, and made whatever he touched also unclean, according to the Mosaic law (Hag. 2:13; comp. Num. 19:16, 22; Lev. 11:39).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Example sentences
Whatever part of this price, therefore, is not paid by the wool and the hide must be paid by the carcase.
Wrap not my carcase in any costly shroud: erect no monument to my memory.
Both new breeds also had bigger carcase weights than native breeds.
The blood is neatly wiped out of the carcase by napkins.
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