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ganister

[gan-uh-ster] /ˈgæn ə stər/
noun
1.
a highly refractory, siliceous rock used to line furnaces.
2.
a synthetic product similar to this rock, made by mixing ground quartz with a bonding material.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; origin uncertain
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Examples for ganister
  • Silicate mortar is similar to silicate grout but also contains fillers such as silica, quartz, or ganister.
British Dictionary definitions for ganister

ganister

/ˈɡænɪstə/
noun
1.
a highly refractory siliceous sedimentary rock occurring beneath coal seams: used for lining furnaces
2.
a similar material synthesized from ground quartz and fireclay
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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