verb (used with object)
- carcinoembryonic antigen
Origin of carcass
Examples from the Web for carcass
Jeb next found himself as an advisor to Barclays, which had picked through the carcass of what was left of Lehman.Bush, Christie, Romney: Who’ll Be the GOP Class Warrior?|Lloyd Green|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I like to get the soup going using the turkey bones and carcass.Marcus Samuelsson Talks Thanksgiving: Glogg And Berbere-Spiced Turkey|Katie Baker|November 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Once the bee dies, maggots eat the carcass, turn into zombie flies, and buzz off in search of their next host.
He then deposits the carcass back in the woods, where Mother Nature takes care of the cleanup.
He could stuff it inside the carcass of a cow, a donkey, even a person.
My bosom became as bare of hope as the carcass before me was of meat.With Rod and Line in Colorado Waters|Lewis B. France
Not a bit of carcass was there; there were bones—clean bones—and dry hard skin, but no flesh, not an atom of flesh!The Forest Exiles|Mayne Reid
Carefully concealing themselves, they followed the man as he dragged the carcass to the camp.
It was midnight when we reached the house with the wounded man, and the carcass of the deer that Ménou and I had shot.
As he darted towards the door Nelson had a glimpse of the carcass blocking the door commencing to slip sidewise.Astounding Stories, March, 1931|Various
Word Origin for carcass
late 13c., from Anglo-French carcois, from or influenced by Old French charcois (Modern French carcasse) "trunk of a body, chest, carcass," and Anglo-Latin carcosium "dead body," all of uncertain origin. Not used of humans after c.1750, except contemptuously. Italian carcassa probably is a French loan word.