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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A hat made with the fur of a beaver (or similar material); A pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furniture or trucks or portable machines to make them movable; A shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling powdered sugar.

Usage examples (31)
  • "Why, it's only what we call the castor-bean, only this is larger," I venture to say.
  • Exodus, 15: 9) The name castor comes from castrando, 'castrate'.
  • To the former class of animals belong the so-called castor, the satyrium, the otter, and the so-called latax, or beaver.
  • The towering "castor," once the central glory of the dinner table, is out of style. for more
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  • The salt "caster" (a sprinkler for salt or pepper) is in the cupboard with the "castor" (an oil used as a medicine) oil.
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