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Cast About (To)

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To deliberate, to consider, as, “I am casting about me how I am to meet the expenses.” A sporting phrase. Dogs, when they have lost scent, “cast for it,” i.e. spread out and search in different directions to recover it.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Casino
Casket Homer
Caspar
Cassandra
Cassation
Cassi
Cassibelan
Cassio (in Shakespeare’s Othello)
Cassiopeia [the lady in the chair]
Cassiterides
Cast About (To)
Cast Accounts (To)
Cast Anchor (To)
Cast Aside (To)
Cast Down
Cast a Sheep’s Eye at One (To)
Cast beyond the Moon
Cast in One’s Lot (To)
Cast into One’s Teeth (To)
Cast of the Eye (A)
Cast Pearls before Swine (To)