new work

21Mar10

plaster, wood, paint. dimensions variable

plaster cast a forearm fracture


plaster, masons line, pigment, water, jar

Bitter


plaster, wood, glass, spoon, pigment

Joseph’s Cordial

wood, pigment, water, vase, glass, mason line, photograph, slide tape
to break without complete separation of parts


Main Entry: 1cast
Pronunciation: \ˈkast\
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): cast; cast·ing
Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse kasta; akin to Old Norse kǫs heap
Date: 13th century

transitive verb 1 a : to cause to move or send forth by throwing <cast a fishing lure> <cast dice> b : direct <cast a glance> c (1) : to put forth <the fire casts a warm glow> <cast light on the subject> (2) : to place as if by throwing <cast doubt on their reliability> d : to deposit (a ballot) formally e (1) : to throw off or away <the horse cast a shoe> (2) : to get rid of : discard <cast off all restraint> (3) : shed, molt (4) : to bring forth; especially : to give birth to prematurely f : to throw to the ground especially in wrestling g : to build by throwing up earth
2 a (1) : to perform arithmetical operations on : add (2) : to calculate by means of astrology b archaic : decide, intend
3 a : to dispose or arrange into parts or into a suitable form or order b (1) : to assign the parts of (a dramatic production) to actors <cast a movie> (2) : to assign (as an actor) to a role or part <was cast in the leading role>
4 a : to give a shape to (a substance) by pouring in liquid or plastic form into a mold and letting harden without pressure <cast steel> b : to form by this process
5 : turn <cast the scale slightly>
6 : to make (a knot or stitch) by looping or catching up
7 : twist, warp <a beam cast by age>intransitive verb 1 : to throw something; specifically : to throw out a lure with a fishing rod
2 dialect British : vomit
3 dialect English : to bear fruit : yield
4 a : to perform addition b obsolete : estimate, conjecture
5 : warp
6 : to range over land in search of a trail —used of hunting dogs or trackers
7 : veer

synonyms see discard, throw

cast lots : to draw lots to determine a matter by chance

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