What does the word recast mean?

Usage examples for recast

  1. Finishing the " Volcanic Islands" on February 14th, 1844, he, in July of the same year, commenced the preparation of two important works which engaged him till near the end of the year 1846. The first was his " Geological Observations on South America", the second a recast of his " Journal", published under the short title of " A Naturalist's Voyage round the World". – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  2. To what extent, we ask, may the forms of Nature be copied or recast? – Garden-Craft Old and New by John D. Sedding