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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Castor  \Cas"tor\,  n.  [L.  castor  the  beaver,  Gr  ?;  of  uncertain 
  origin.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  genus  of  rodents,  including  the  beaver.  See 
  {Beaver}. 
 
  2.  Castoreum.  See  {Castoreum}. 
 
  3.  A  hat,  esp.  one  made  of  beaver  fur;  a  beaver. 
 
  I  have  always  been  known  for  the  jaunty  manner  in 
  which  I  wear  my  castor.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  4.  A  heavy  quality  of  broadcloth  for  overcoats. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Castor  \Cast"or\,  n. 
  See  {Caster},  a  small  wheel. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Castor  \Cas"tor\,  n.  [L.]  (Astron.) 
  the  northernmost  of  the  two  bright  stars  in  the  constellation 
  Gemini,  the  other  being  Pollux. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Castor  \Cas"tor\,  Castorite  \Cas"tor*ite\,  n.  [The  minerals 
  castor  and  pollux  were  so  named  because  found  together  on  the 
  island  of  Elba.  See  {Castor  and  Pollux}.]  (Min.) 
  A  variety  of  the  mineral  called  petalite,  from  Elba. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Castor 
  n  1:  a  multiple  star  with  6  components;  second  brightest  in 
  Gemini;  close  to  Pollux  [syn:  {Castor},  {Alpha  Geminorum}] 
  2:  a  pivoting  wheel  attached  to  the  bottom  of  furniture  or 
  trucks  or  portable  machines  to  make  them  movable  [syn:  {caster}] 
  3:  a  hat  made  of  beaver  fur  or  similar  material  [syn:  {beaver}] 
  4:  type  genus  of  the  Castoridae:  beavers  [syn:  {Castor},  {genus 
  Castor}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Castor,  LA  (village,  FIPS  13260) 
  Location:  32.25414  N,  93.16696  W 
  Population  (1990):  196  (85  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  71016 




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