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

  • Last week the Camelots du Roi (Royalists), emulating Facismo, attacked three socialists with tar, ink, sticks and castor oil.
  • A worker shows a sample of biodiesel made from castor beans at a biodiesel refinery in Iraquara, 310 miles west of Salvador, Brazil.
  • Castor oil used to be of little use in paint and varnish making because it was sticky and slow to dry.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - FOX 5 Washington D.C.
  • 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.
    June 10, 2013 - Seattle Times
  • 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.
    June 6, 2013 - St. Petersburg Times Blogs

  • Bill Clinton in Reuters
    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."

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