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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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Kastor, who broke her foot three miles into the marathon in Beijing last August, produced a memorable 10 kilometres performance on her visit to Scotland.
Kastor said: "It's a great course, especially since I saw a bit of the city going around.
My foot has been sore for the past week," said Kastor.
MARATHON: USA marathon medal hope Deena Kastor insists Britain's Paula Radcliffe is still the woman to beat.
OLYMPIC STANDARD With a time of 2:29:35 in the marathon, Kastor earned a spot in the Olympics.
Deena Kastor was more concerned with running a smart race, a race that would set the tone for the upcoming Olympics in Beijing China.
The women covered are big-wave surfer Jamilah Star, jockey Julie Krone, soccer player Julie Foudy, runner Deena Kastor, gymnast Wendy Hilliard, volleyball player Misty May-Treanor, swimmer Lynne Cox, basketball player Tamika Catchings, triathlete Karen Smyers, and rock climber Lynn Hill.
Additional program presenters included Deacon Leigh Earle and Pastor Ellis Kastor from Wyoming Medical Center's Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Program (Casper); Mary Henning, Wyoming Liaison, UW Library/Libraries of Medicine (Laramie); Rev.
LONDON Marathon winner Deena Kastor has opted to run in this year's New York City race on Sunday, November 5.
39, while Deena Kastor (USA) put in a dominant display to win the women's race in 2:19:35.
FAVOURITE Deena Kastor powered to victory in the women's London Marathon yesterday to earn a 3-1 quote from Hills for next year's race, when the opposition is likely to be more formidable.