from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A wicker receptacle used in ancient Rome for carrying sacred utensils in a procession.
- n. A stone-lined grave, especially a tomb consisting of a pit lined with stones and often having a lid of stone or wood.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small receptacle for sacred utensils carried in festivals in ancient Greece
- n. A crypt cut into rock, chalk, or a tree trunk, especially a coffin formed by placing stone slabs on edge and topping them with a horizontal slab or slabs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. See Cyst.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A case; a chest; a basket.
- n. A box, usually of bronze, used in the toilet. Several beautiful cists ornamented with elaborate designs, both in relief and incised, have been found in the parts of Italy anciently called Magna Græcia and Ethuria.
- n. A place of interment belonging to an early or prehistoric period, and consisting of a stone chest formed in general of two parallel rows of stones fixed on their edges, and covered by similar flat stones, or sometimes in rocky districts hewn in the rock itself.
- n. See cyst.
- n. A recess in a cliff-house, walled off from the main room.
So "cist" may seem to imply acting against something when one is actually tolerant and peaceable while having a personal belief system.
Ray Cist: get the "cist" out of your eyes and open them, there are Mexicans all over Washington Ave.
Firstly are you r-cist YOU state racially foreigners are of lesser value, you dont like the comparison, when you became British did your DNA mutate, when YOU look abroad you look down on foreigners.
Just a few pictures of Inhofe being as dumb as he is, or of Sessions calling Sotomayor a ra-cist in his Southern accent would probably be enough … Really the Republicans must have someone with half a brain in the wings?
Again, about the most that can be said is that it would not be out of place for an early medieval Christian living at Birdoswald to be buried in a long cist grave.
One could speculate that the long cist grave represents the burial of a Christian ruler who lived in the timber hall, but this really is clutching at straws.
A long cist grave is essentially a stone box or coffin constructed within the grave, usually from stone slabs.
A single long cist grave, undated, could mean almost anything.
The long cist grave found nearby is consistent with a burial of early medieval date, and is consistent with its occupant having been a Christian.
It was discovered in the cist by experts from the university and local Mellor Archaeological Trust, who said the mystery was now how the material got to the north west.