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 Cassiter’ides (5 syl.).Cast Accounts (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cast About (To).
 
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.   1
 


 Cassiter’ides (5 syl.).Cast Accounts (To). 

 
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