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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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Caster tosses the lure into the sky and in an instant Ziva's wings spread wide open and she stops instantly, snatching the lure from the air before landing on the turf.
Over many years, if there's one thing I've learned about casters.
To make the sauce, dissolve the caster sugar in the water over a medium heat and boil for two minutes until syrupy.
En Masehlong, la comunidad donde nacio Caster, y en Fairlie, lugar en que se crio bajo los cuidados de Maphuthi Sekgala, su abuela paterna, los vecinos que la conocen se burlan de las exhaustivas revisiones efectuadas para establecer el genero de la atleta.
No doubt Caster is an able athlete in her own right and she has handled this unfortunate affair with dignity.
The IAAF said on Thursday: "The IAAF, the South African ministry of sport and recreation and Caster Semenya's representatives have been and still are in discussions with a view to resolving the issues surrounding Caster Semenya's participation in athletics.
The new version allows retailers to easily replace a braking shell if it wears out, eliminating the need to remove and replace the entire caster lock.
Shrikhand is a rich Indian yoghurt pudding, which we've served over strawberries soaked in caster sugar and balsamic vinegar.
Anesthesia and Crash carts come standard with a tracking caster, making them easy to maneuver when pushed over long distances.
Butter, for greasing dishes 125g/4oz caster sugar, plus 4tsp for lining the dishes 3 egg yolks 40g/1 1/2oz plain flour 250ml/8fl oz milk grated rind of 1/2 a lemon 5 egg whites
The 2SL Series twin-wheel caster has 35mm diameter wheels.
examined the influences of caster orientations and driving speeds on the reverse directional stability of EPWs.