Castor

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a multiple star with 6 components

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a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling powdered sugar

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a pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furniture or trucks or portable machines to make them movable

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a hat made with the fur of a beaver (or similar material)

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type genus of the Castoridae: beavers

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And there's the castors, sister Deane, I can't think but you'd like to have the castors, for I've heard you say they're pretty.
Tulliver had in her hands a small tray, on which she had placed her silver teapot, a specimen teacup and saucer, the castors, and sugar-tongs.
Reuter, stepping on to the estrade, and signifying, by a movement of the hand, that she wished me to relinquish, for an instant, the castor I had clutched.
I see, moreover, many other Achaeans whose names I could tell you, but there are two whom I can nowhere find, Castor, breaker of horses, and Pollux the mighty boxer; they are children of my mother, and own brothers to myself.
In fact, those four names - D'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - were venerated among all who wore a sword; as, in antiquity, the names of Hercules, Theseus, Castor, and Pollux were venerated.
The grown-ups didn't mind it; but neither did they mind taking pills and castor oil.
And truly Castor and strong Polydeuces would have made him (43) their brother perforce, but Agamemnon, being son-in-law to Tyndareus, wooed her for his brother Menelaus.
He never sent gifts for the sake of the neat-ankled maid, for he knew in his heart that golden-haired Menelaus would win, since he was greatest of the Achaeans in possessions and was ever sending messages (44) to horse-taming Castor and prize-winning Polydeuces.
to horse-taming Castor and prize-winning Polydeuces, desiring to be the husband of rich-haired Helen, though he had never seen her beauty, but because he heard the report of others.
Holmes declares that he overheard me caution him against the great danger of taking more than two drops of castor oil, while I recommended strychnine in large doses as a sedative.
When they cried, I gave them peppermint or castor oil quite coolly.
And then three or four other hats, including the glossy castor of Joe Willis, the self-elected and would-be champion of the neighbourhood, a well-to-do young butcher of twenty-eight or thereabouts, and a great strapping fellow, with his full allowance of bluster.
I made acquaintance, on this journey, with a mild and modest young quaker, who opened the discourse by informing me, in a grave whisper, that his grandfather was the inventor of cold-drawn castor oil.
Pop that shawl away in my castor, Dodger, so that I may know where to find it when I cut; that's the time of day
Skill rating: Medium DAY BED THIS is a really easy project - it's simply a case of joining two pallets of the same size together, painting and adding castors.