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Castar, n. [f. Cast v. Cf. Caster.]

a. A thrower. b. A digger (of peats). c. An assessor. The first [battall] wes of licht bodin men, archearis, castaris of dartis and slongis; Bell. Boece II. 190.
The counsale … ordanis tua tirf castaris … to be put to cast tirvis; 1556 Peebles B. Rec. 228.
Licience to schir Robert Legat to cast ane dawork of pettis in our he mos wyth ane castar & ane stykar; 1562 Prestwick B. Rec. 66.
Conforme to the ayth of Iohne Donaldson castar of the saidis pruiffis; 1569 Inverness B. Rec. I. 179;
Ib. 180.

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