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CASTOR [9 records]

Record 1 2019-03-22

English

Subject field(s)
  • Wheels (Mechanical Components)
  • General Hardware
CONT

Casters are essentially housings that include a wheel and a mounting to install the caster to objects (equipment, apparatus and more). Casters are found virtually everywhere, from office desk chairs to shipyards, and from hospital beds to automotive factories. They range in size from the very small furniture casters to massive industrial casters ... Wheel materials include cast iron, plastic, rubber, polyurethane, polyolefin, nylon, thermoplastic rubber, forged steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and more.

OBS

Casters come in two main categories: a swivel caster pivots around a kingpin to allow it to rotate and roll. The rigid (also called "fixed") caster has its wheel mounted in a fixed frame ... and it only rolls forward and backward.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Roues (Composants mécaniques)
  • Quincaillerie générale
DEF

Petite roue, cylindre ou bille monté(e) dans une chape parfois pivotante, qu'on fixe sous les pieds d'un meuble, sous un objet pour faciliter son déplacement.

CONT

Divers choix de matériaux sont offerts pour les roulettes (caoutchouc moulé, caoutchouc pneumatique, caoutchouc thermoplastique, polyuréthane, polyoléfine, acier inoxydable, fonte, roues pleines anticrevaison en polyuréthane, etc.).

Spanish

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Record 2 - external organization data 2017-03-29

English

Subject field(s)
  • Compartment – Nomenclature 4.0
  • Museums and Heritage (General)
OBS

castor: an item in the "Household Accessories" class of the "Furnishings" category.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Tiroir – Nomenclature 4.0
  • Muséologie et patrimoine (Généralités)
OBS

roulette; dessous de carafe : objets de la classe «Accessoires ménagers» de la catégorie «Ameublement et accessoires».

Spanish

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Record 3 2017-01-25

English

Subject field(s)
  • Motorcycles and Snowmobiles
CONT

Trail, or caster, is the horizontal distance from where the front wheel touches the ground to where the steering axis intersects the ground.

OBS

caster: term officially approved by the Lexicon Project Committee (New Brunswick).

French

Domaine(s)
  • Motos et motoneiges
DEF

Distance au sol entre l'axe de colonne de direction et la verticale qui passe par l'axe de roue [avant].

OBS

chasse : terme uniformisé par le Comité du projet de lexiques (Nouveau-Brunswick).

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Motocicletas y motos de nieve
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Record 4 2011-01-28

English

Subject field(s)
  • Mineralogy
Universal entry(ies)
LiAl(Si2O5)2
formula, see observation
DEF

A transparent variety of petalite occurring in crystals.

OBS

Chemical formula: LiAl(Si2O5)2

French

Domaine(s)
  • Minéralogie
Entrée(s) universelle(s)
LiAl(Si2O5)2
formula, see observation
DEF

Variété de pétalite, transparente.

OBS

Formule chimique : LiAl(Si2O5)2

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Mineralogía
Entrada(s) universal(es)
LiAl(Si2O5)2
formula, see observation
DEF

Silicato de litio.

CONT

[La petalita] puede presentarse en forma de cristales y entonces constituye el castor o castorita.

OBS

Fórmula química: LiAl(Si2O5)2

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Record 5 2005-09-14

English

Subject field(s)
  • Horse Husbandry
  • Animal Anatomy
DEF

Horny, irregular growths found on the inside of the legs.

CONT

On the forelegs, they are just above the knees. On the hind legs, they are just below the hocks. No two horses have been found to have the same chestnuts and so they may be used for identification. Also called "night eyes."

CONT

Another organ in process of disappearance is that piece of horn inside the fore-arm, where it is termed the chestnut, and that inside the hock, where it is termed the castor; it corresponds to the finger-nail of the thumb of our hand, and of the foot of the five-toed ancestor of the horse.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Élevage des chevaux
  • Anatomie animale
DEF

Petite plaque de corne située, chez le cheval, à la partie inférieure et interne de l'avant-bras et, sur les membres postérieurs, à la partie supérieure et interne du canon.

CONT

[...] la châtaigne [...] serait un vestige de doigt atrophié.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Cría de ganado caballar
  • Anatomía animal
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Record 6 1996-12-20

English

Subject field(s)
  • Table Setting (General)
DEF

A box with a perforated lid for sprinkling powder over anything, as a flour-dredger.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Service de table (Généralités)
DEF

Petite boîte cylindrique en fer blanc, munie d'un couvercle vissé percé de petits trous, qui sert à poudrer de sucre glace le dessus des gâteaux, des gaufres et des entremets, ou les apprêts à caraméliser.

Spanish

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Record 7 1993-10-28

English

Subject field(s)
  • Mammals
  • Perfume and Cosmetics Industry
  • Chemical Elements and Compounds
CONT

Castor is a secretion found in both sexes of the beaver, and it accumulates in two pear-shaped bags on the abdomen of the animal. The sacs are about the length of a finger, and at the thickest point are about the diameter of the thumb. They contain a greasy mass of yellowish-brown, reddish or blackish viscous substance. ("A Subtle Something" by Charles J. McGuirk Saturday Evening Post. Dec. 4, 1926).

CONT

An animal secretion, the castor, used in perfumery, is chiefly employed as a fixative. It consists of the dried membranous follicles of the beaver. They are filled with a strong smelling secretion which, when diluted, is not disagreeable, the odour being due to an essential oil it contains. (The Mystery and Lure of Perfume, 1969, p. 205).

French

Domaine(s)
  • Mammifères
  • Parfumerie
  • Éléments et composés chimiques
DEF

Sécrétion odorante du castor, employée en pharmacie et en parfumerie.

CONT

Les [...] produits naturels d'origine animale, [...] musc, civette, ambre et castoréum ont pratiquement disparu du marché; leurs odeurs caractéristiques ont été reproduites par la synthèse chimique, à l'exception peut-être du castoréum, dont l'odeur est extrêmement complexe.

OBS

Castoréum : Ce que l'on appelle «rognon de castor», au Canada.

OBS

castérium : Il est des parfums..., 1973, page 102.

Spanish

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Record 8 1987-01-19

English

Subject field(s)
  • Household Articles - Various
OBS

For "castor", "caster": for salt, sugar.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Articles ménagers divers
OBS

De sel, de sucre.

Spanish

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Record 9 1981-05-15

English

Subject field(s)
  • Road Transport
OBS

The distance between two points p and q: this distance is the projection onto a plane parallel to the longitudinal median plane (of the vehicle) of the acute angle formed by the vertical and the real or imaginary swivelling axis of the stub axle. It is positive when q is ahead of p in the direction of normal travel.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Transport routier
OBS

Distance entre les points p et q: projection sur un plan parallèle au plan longitudinal médian (du véhicule) de l'angle aigu que fait avec la verticale l'axe de pivotement réel ou fictif, de la fusée. Positif si q est situé en avant du point p vu en direction normale de course.

Spanish

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