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  • n. Plural form of casting.

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Examples

  • The final product is a rich black mass called castings which is made up mostly of - in polite terms - worm manure.

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  • "While the juvenile publicity surrounding the castings was a problem, the show at the end of the day was not particularly funny and not particularly offensive," Joanne McGarry, executive director of the Catholic Civil Rights League in Canada, told The Huffington Post.

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  • Just as I thought, the castings were a great success.

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  • She is planning a trip to Vermont to learn vermaculture, the practice of cultivating worms to use their castings, that is, their poop, as a natural fertilizer.

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  • It reminded the man of the round "castings" of fur or feathers which an owl ejects after its undiscriminating banquet.

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  • The name comes from increased earthworm activity in the warming soil, as evidenced by tiny, curling piles of dirt or "castings" that worms leave on the surface.

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  • However, for some products, such as castings and forgings, purchasing has established a single COE, headed up by a buyer who is also a degreed engineer.

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  • The vermicomposts or worm castings which is the by-product of composting process is a nutrient-rich soil which can be sold to gardeners.

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  • The "castings" left behind by the worms are a solid, odor-free by-product of worm digestion, which make a great organic soil addition, conditioner, or even a mulch.

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  • "castings" of the Apple Tree Borer (Saperda bivittata) should be looked for at the base of the tree, and its ravages be promptly arrested.

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