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obsolete form of canister.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • The pikemen pressed on against the storm of grape and cannister and bullets.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • Stop one moment, Swinburne; put another dose of cannister in.

    Peter Simple Frederick Marryat
  • We will hurl grape and cannister into the camps of the saloonatics until they flee the wrath to come.

    Mr. Opp Alice Hegan Rice
  • When we pressed them too close the artillerymen would give our men grape and cannister, and then yield to the infantry.

    Drum Taps in Dixie Delavan S. Miller
  • He took down the cannister of diamonds which were worth five millions or more back on Earth.

    Scrimshaw William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • If it had not been for his vacuum suit and the cannister he carried, Pop would have rubbed his hands.

    Scrimshaw William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • But his eyes were on the cannister whose contents should weigh a hundred pounds on Earth.

    Scrimshaw William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • You may cut them out small with the lid of a cannister (or something similar) the usual size of gingerbread nuts.

  • Hundreds of cannon were now aimed at us; grape and cannister, marbles and railroad iron were showered down like rain.

  • A strong guard was placed all around, and a charge of cannister put in the cannon.

    William Clayton's Journal William Clayton

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