castor oil


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n castor oil a purgative extracted from the seed of the castor-oil plant; used in paint and varnish as well as medically
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Castor Oil®™ is used as a lubricant in jet planes.
    • Castor oil kăs"tẽr oil` A mild cathartic oil, expressed or extracted from the seeds of the Ricinus communis, or Palma Christi. When fresh the oil is inodorous and insipid.
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  • Josh Billings
    “Advice is like castor oil, easy to give, but dreadful to take.”


In literature:

Sometimes tallow, lard, cotton-seed oil, palm oil and even castor oil are used in admixture with cocoa-nut oil.
"The Handbook of Soap Manufacture" by W. H. Simmons
If neat's-foot oil is not at hand, cod liver oil or castor oil may be used.
"The Horsewoman" by Alice M. Hayes
I have found that a solution of paraffin wax in castor oil answers well.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
Castor Oil, one spoonful to keep the bowels open.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
Is it from this substance that castor oil is obtained?
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
Sometimes we followed it up with laudanum and castor oil.
"Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak" by Harriette McDougall
Give one tablespoonful castor oil, and half a pint of sweet oil.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
After the vomiting ceases he should receive a tablespoonful of castor oil, or any cathartic except salts.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)" by Various
I remember she give us castor oil en little salts for some ailments.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Give a cathartic, such as castor oil, as soon as cold appears.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts

In news:

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