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 Car’canet.Car’casses. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Car’cass.
 
The shell of a house before the floors are laid and walls plastered; the skeleton of a ship, a wreck, etc. The body of a dead animal, so called from the Latin caro-cassa (lifeless flesh). (French, carcasse.)   1
        “The Goodwins, I think they call the place; a very dangerous flat and fatal, where the carcases of many a tall ship lie buried.”—Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice, iii. 1.
 


 Car’canet.Car’casses. 

 
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