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offcast

[awf-kast, -kahst, of-] /ˈɔfˌkæst, -ˌkɑst, ˈɒf-/
adjective
1.
discarded or rejected; castoff:
his offcast suits.
noun
2.
a castoff person or thing.
Origin of offcast
1565-1575
First recorded in 1565-75; adj., noun use of verb phrase cast off
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  • Thou wast an offcast bride, And wouldst be an affianced one—thou art so!

    The Hunchback James Sheridan Knowles
  • When two veins intersect each other, the direction of the offcast is a subject of interest, both to the miner and the geologist.

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