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Meaning of CIST

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cist\, n. [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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