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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cist  \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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