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  • n. Plural form of canister.


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  • Packed in canisters containing as many as 600 bomblets (each about the size and shape of a softball), and designed to scatter over a wide area and explode upon impact, cluster bombs fail at such a high rate that large numbers of bomblets remain unexploded after the combatants have left.

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  • It was a decorative scene, if I had – literally – had the stomach for it: Rosendo, a chubby white-robed figure, coaxing the charcoal embers into life with a round fan of plaited green-and-red straw, while Fernanda, her starling-black hair swinging in a thick rope, took down several small canisters from a shelf and sprinkled from them into a copper saucepan careful expert pinches of home-dried herbs.

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  • Dried currants and raisins, for cakes and puddings, should be kept in canisters in another closet; and almonds and raisins for dessert in boxes.

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  • Two of her coin canisters were stolen - one from the counter at a hardware store, the other from a nearby liquor store. -

  • Instead of overseeing the war in Iraq or homeland security, its members have held press conferences announcing that they, if not the Pentagon, have at last found Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction (degraded mustard gas and sarin canisters from the 1980’s).

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  • Purchase-triggered programs executed by smaller causes and companies raise little money, hence the preference for direct donation programs like coin canisters or pinups.

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  • Hannaford agreed to do coin canisters in 26 local stores.

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  • After critiquing the situation, we have determined that the canisters are a more efficient and effective way to quickly suppress on-track fires.

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  • The icy cold gas in the canisters is a neat way to make homemade whipped cream, so it might make sense that a kitchen supply store carries nitrous oxide. - Local News

  • Just in terms of trying to figure out what's going on, just to confirm some of the twittering that Ivan has been talking about, our people have been telling us that a few thousand, certain groups are trying to get towards some of those squares, but have been repulsed by tear gas canisters or other kind of canisters maybe smoke grenades or something being thrown at their feet.

    CNN Transcript Jun 20, 2009


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