Cast

sb. a throw, plan, intention, plotVariants: caste, kastis, pl.Etymology: Icelandic kast
to assist by lightening labour. Men in small boats who want to be towed behind steamers or sailing vessels, say “Give us a cast.” Also used by waggoners and others, who sometimes vary the performance by asking, when stuck on a hill, for a pound, possibly a pound of flesh, horse or human.