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carcass, carcase

1.The framework of a building before the addition of sheathing or other covering.
2. The frame or main parts of a structure unfinished and unornamented, lacking masonry, brickwork, floors, carpentry, plastering, inside trim, etc.
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Immediately prior to each experiment, the selected carcass was weighed and placed in a cylindrical, heavy, galvanized wire mesh cage (16 gauge, 100 cm diameter, 24 cm height).
Scavengers in particular almost exclusively live on carcasses in nature; therefore, their welfare in captivity could significantly depend on the opportunity to express behaviors related to carcass feeding.
Carcass composting results in a clean end product with environmental benefits.
The shark was tearing into a carcass of a whale in the south coast.
To minimize the possibility that our presence might influence scavenger activity, we did not collect, mark, move, or remove any migratory bird carcass we encountered.
However, the carcass traits are important meat quality determinants which directly shape the price of a carcass.
Tom Goodman was prosecuted at Leamington Justice Centre for not complying with planning enforcement notices served by Warwickshire County Council requiring him to stop using the buildings as an carcass transfer station.
But Bridger would often behead the carcass himself.
Summary: Moscow: Russian scientists claimed yesterday they have discovered blood in the carcass of a woolly .
The producer group also heard the results of the annual Asda/ABP BeefLink carcass competition, run by ABP''s Shrewsbury abattoir.
AN 11- year- old Russian boy, taking a stroll with his dog on Sopochnaya Cape in Taimir Peninsula, Siberia, had stumbled upon a woolly carcass of a male mammoth last month.
Experts carrying out DNA tests on the carcass of a mutilated deer for evidence of a big cat on the loose in the Midlands have drawn a blank.