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ganister or gannister (ˈɡænɪstə)
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
[C19: of unknown origin]
gannister or gannister
[C19: of unknown origin]

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