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upcast n : air passage consisting of a ventilation shaft through which air leaves a mine

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  1. Cast up; thrown upward; as, with upcast eyes. - Addison.


  1. (Bowling): A cast; a throw. - Shakespeare
  2. (Mining): The ventilating shaft of a mine out of which the air passes after having circulated through the mine; -- distinguished from the owncast. Called also upcast pit, and upcast shaft.
  3. (Scottish): An upset, as from a carriage.
  4. (Scottish): A taunt; a reproach. - Sir W. Scott


to upcast
  1. To cast or throw up; to turn upward.
  2. (Scottish): To taunt; to reproach; to upbraid.

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