noun Classical Antiquity.
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OTHER WORDS FROM cistcisted, adjectivecistic, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for cist
In it were two burials, the first in a pottery cist placed in one corner of the well at 1·5 metres from the surface.
Below this cist lay another body in a wooden box painted white.
In the filling were fragments of Old Kingdom pottery, of a broken pottery cist, and of the rude pottery bars.
In one instance the cist was found between walls and beneath a roof of sandstone blocks.
A complete skeleton in a stone cist is now lying in a glass case in the museum.The Evolution Of An English Town|Gordon Home