castor castor  /ˈkæ stər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a multiple star with 6 components; second brightest in Gemini; close to Pollux
  2. (n) a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling powdered sugar
  3. (n) a pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furniture or trucks or portable machines to make them movable
  4. (n) a hat made with the fur of a beaver (or similar material)
  5. (n) type genus of the Castoridae: beavers

Usage(s):

  1. A worker shows a sample of biodiesel made from castor beans at a biodiesel refinery in Iraquara, 310 miles west of Salvador, Brazil.
  2. Castor oil used to be of little use in paint and varnish making because it was sticky and slow to dry.
  3. October, 1922, was largely effected by the potency of his castor oil and the monotony of Giovinezza.

News

  1. Police officers fired after drinking on duty, chief says

    Tampa Police Department Chief Jane Castor called the situation embarrassing to her personally, as well as the entire department. Two undercover officers were fired Friday amid accusations of drinking at a strip club while on the clock.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: FOX 5 Washington D.C.

  2. Q&A on common castor plant, deadly ricin derived from it

    Castor has long been an agricultural commodity and an ornamental plant. But its seeds can be processed into highly toxic ricin. After a Spokane man was charged with sending a ricin-laced letter to a judge, a reporter spoke with David Wunschel of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  3. Castor, Ross team up on bill to combat identity theft

    Bipartisanship isn’t dead. Florida Reps. Kathy Castor , a Democrat from Tampa and Dennis Ross , a Republican from Lakeland, have introduced a bill that would truncate Social Security numbers on documents.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: St. Petersburg Times Blogs

Quotes

  • "I just hope that the people in Copenhagen won't lose sight of the fact that there are economic opportunities out there," Clinton said. "This is being sold as a dose of castor oil you have to swallow and it's just not true."
    on Dec 7, 2009 By: Bill Clinton Source: Reuters

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