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What does "Upcast" mean?

Definition

(a.) Cast up; thrown upward; as, with upcast eyes (n.) A cast; a throw (n.) A taunt; a reproach (n.) An upset, as from a carriage (n.) The ventilating shaft of a mine out of which the air passes after having circulated through the mine; -- distinguished from the downcast. Called also upcast pit, and upcast shaft (v. t.) To cast or throw up; to turn upward (v. t.) To taunt; to reproach; to upbraid