The smell of tear gas is as unique as the sound of its canister being deployed.
Having Lou Dobbs and Rick Kaplan reporting to me at the same time was like holding a canister of nitroglycerin in each hand.
On another, Garrison said he handed a doctor a bottle of wine in a canister packed with $100 bills.
I took film canisters and, essentially, rolled each breast around the canister, then fit them into the cup of the corset.
I have brought this canister of powder at his request; but he is nowhere to be seen.
Those rascals must have fired nothing but langridge, or canister.
Captain Hunter of Company F was wounded by a canister shot, in one of his legs near the knee-joint, and died shortly after.
The shells and the grape and the canister and the bullets are smashing through them.
The rasping of the cover, as he took it off, told her that he was examining the canister.
The storm of canister caused them to waver a little, but that was all.
late 15c., "basket," from Latin canistrum "wicker basket" for bread, fruit, flowers, etc., from Greek kanystron "basket made from reed," from kanna (see cane (n.)). It came to mean "metal receptacle" (1711) through influence of can (n.). As short for canister shot, it is attested from 1801, so called for its casing.