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cast iron a mixture of iron and carbon, with other materials added to make it either hard and brittle or soft and strong.
cast pearls before swine to offer or provide something of value to persons who cannot understand or appreciate it.
cast steel steel shaped by casting rather than rolling or forging.
cast the first stone to be the first to accuse someone of wrongdoing.
cast-iron made of cast iron. [2 definitions]
fly-cast to fish by casting an artificial fly, attached to a light leader, which is in turn attached to a heavy line, with a lightweight, flexible rod.
plaster cast a sturdy rigid covering consisting of gauze saturated in plaster of Paris which is wrapped, when still wet, around a fractured limb or other part to prevent movement during healing. [2 definitions]
sand-cast to produce (a casting) by pouring molten metal into a mold made of sand.
the die is cast a decision has been made and will not be reversed.
type-cast in printing, to prepare or cast (type). [2 definitions]