[ US /ˈkæstɝ/ ]
[ UK /kˈɑːstɐ/ ]
  1. a multiple star with 6 components; second brightest in Gemini; close to Pollux
  2. type genus of the Castoridae: beavers
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How To Use Castor In A Sentence

  • Sebacic acid can be synthesized from phenols and cresols, but castor oil oxidation is considered a ‘greener’ process.
  • High above us, the great heptagon of the Winter sky: Capella, Aldebaran, Rigel, Sirius, Procyon, Pollux, and Castor (with Saturn nearby) - with Betelgeuse in the center and the Milky Way cascading through, just to the left of Orion.
  • It was made of a mixture of roots of zedoary similar to ginger, lovage and peony, parsnip seeds, mistletoe, myrrh, castor oil and dried millipedes steeped in mugwort tea and brandy. Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe
  • Put it on wooden feet instead of castors, French polish to show it's original, and it'll look straight 1830. THE TARTAN RINGERS
  • Castor oil comes from the bean but so does a powerful skin irritant, and a deadly poison called ricin.
  • The two lines run through the composition, sometimes parallel, sometimes intertwining, with the second one eventually taking over and ultimately finding its closure in a lush, animalic, fantastically sexy, nocturnal base of amber, musk, civet, patchouli and castoreum. Forgotten Chypres: 7e Sense by Sonya Rykiel and Gianni Versace
  • The chair has four legs, pedestal or swivel base with castors.
  • Inside the flat, police found traces of ricin, castor oil beans and equipment for crushing the beans.
  • Thankfully, man-made, synthetic purification processes can separate the good parts of the castor bean from the toxic ones.
  • Castor oil plants are easy to recognise from the palmate like leaves with pointy ‘fingers’ and an often purple coloured stem.
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