cist

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cist \Cist\, noun [L. cista box, chest, Gr. ? Cf. {Chest}.]

1. (Antiq.) A box or chest. Specifically: (a) A bronze receptacle, round or oval, frequently decorated with engravings on the sides and cover, and with feet, handles, etc., of decorative castings. (b) A cinerary urn. See Illustration in Appendix.

2. See {Cyst}.


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