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castor

(kăs′tər)
n.
An oily, brown, odorous substance obtained from glands in the groin of the beaver and used as a perfume fixative.

castor,

n Latin name:
Ricinum communis; part used: leaves, oil, roots, seeds; uses: birth control, laxative, emetic, stomach antiinflammatory, anthelmintic, leprosy, syphilis, wound healing, boils, tumors, ear infections, migraines, sore throat, facial paralysis, ulcers; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; patients with stomach disorders; can cause nausea, stomach cramps, and allergic reactions. Also called
African coffee bean, bofareira, castor bean, castor oil plant, endi, eranda, Mexico seed, Mexico weed, palma Christi, tangantangan oil plant, wonder tree, or
wunderbaum.
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wood to the pallet first, if the area is smaller than the castor.
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Mr Bob Nock, managing director of Orbit who is leaving the company at his own request to take up other business interests, said: "Orbit has been making castors for the last 40 years and our products will be complementary to Kenrick's welnown Shepherd bra nd.
Conventional luggage with standard castors or 'spinners' will simply not go over rough terrain or pebbles and the Live Luggage wheel design on both models overcomes this problem with ease.
Tuesday, an easy chair with castors, is designed as a conference, working or visitor's chair.
Well-placed handle and castors made it easy to manoeuvre.
Q CAN you help me find a small stool for the bathroom, preferably on castors, which has some kind of storage in it?
You may need to add extra blocks of wood to the pallet first, if the area is smaller than the castor.
com)-- The new RE-E2 industrial castor from Elesa is a high performing light duty castor with soft wheels suited to most flooring types.