Hamilton Young. 1858–98, US chemist, who devised the Castner process for extracting sodium from sodium hydroxide
Contemporary Examples

castner acknowledges that, in the end, he reasoned his way to the right answer: no gun in the minivan.
Guns are Dangerous, Even When Used by Good Men David Frum April 28, 2013

castner told Donvan that when he first joined the military he had wanted to work as an astronaut.
What It Takes to Defuse a Bomb Jesse Wegman November 14, 2012

And all of them, in castner’s telling, are entitled to nominate themselves as protectors of society.
Guns are Dangerous, Even When Used by Good Men David Frum April 28, 2013

Historical Examples

Mr. castner, we are in a hurry, and maybe you can help us a good deal, went on Phil.
Dave Porter on Cave Island Edward Stratemeyer

castner nodded, and together they put their shoulders to the crowd.
The City of Numbered Days Francis Lynde

castner accepted the implied challenge soberly, and together they ascended to Brouillard’s offices.
The City of Numbered Days Francis Lynde

“You are a man, castner—and that is better than being a priest,” he asserted soberly.
The City of Numbered Days Francis Lynde

From actual results a like amount of fuel will produce over three tons of sodium by Mr. castner’s process.
Scientific American, Volume 56, No. 9, February 26, 1887 Various

On the way he passed the house of castner Hanway, and, telling him what he had heard, asked him to go over to Parker’s.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866 Various

I haven’t got beyond seeing and appreciating, castner; truly I have not.
The City of Numbered Days Francis Lynde


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