Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: castor
IPA transcription: [k'æstɚ]
Pronunciations of castor
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: Castor, genus_Castor
    Meaning: type genus of the Castoridae: beavers
  • Synonyms: beaver, castor
    Meaning: a hat made with the fur of a beaver (or similar material)
  • Synonyms: caster, castor
    Meaning: a pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furniture or trucks or portable machines to make them movable
  • Synonyms: caster, castor
    Meaning: a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling powdered sugar
  • Synonyms: Castor, Alpha_Geminorum
    Meaning: a multiple star with 6 components; second brightest in Gemini; close to Pollux
Usage examples
  • Castor and Polydeuces held the yoke to him.
  • Two or three grains of santonine in a teaspoonful of castor oil, for two or three days.
  • Nothing like castor oil for purgation; half the quantity of syrup of buckthorn, if necessary, may be added.
  • If there is no diarrhoea, but constipation, a small dose of castor oil or syrup of buckthorn should be given.
  • Another remedy: give a teaspoonful of castor oil; next day give raw meat, dusted over with flowers of sulphur.
  • Warmth, cleanliness, broth, and beef-tea, are the chief items of treatment, with a dose of castor oil if constipation is present.
  • I shall therefore order that you receive two tablespoonfuls of castor oil daily, until the pleasure of the court be further known."
  • Beaumont and Fletcher, side by side, raged round the field like Castor and Pollux, and sturdy Ben Jonson enacted more wonders than when a volunteer with the army in Flanders.
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