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noun as in bin

noun as in bucket

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noun as in can

noun as in pail

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noun as in pot

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As law enforcement moved protesters off the Capitol steps with flash bangs and canisters that released irritants, several demonstrators charged the officers.

Amazon’s latest Echo looks markedly different—like an oversize shot put rather than the canister design of its predecessor.

From Fortune

Lindsay Krall, a geochemist who researches nuclear waste burial at Stanford University, worries that the company’s canisters wouldn’t be buried deep enough to prevent waste from leaking into the biosphere.

In January 2019, Deep Isolation proved that canisters could not only be sent underground but also retrieved, should the DOE manage to create a permanent repository elsewhere at some later point and want to transfer material there.

The waste would be stored in canisters, which would make it easy to retrieve and move once a permanent repository is finally decided upon.

On another, Garrison said he handed a doctor a bottle of wine in a canister packed with $100 bills.

The idea is fairly simple: take a sealed metal canister and fill it with radio waves, which are a low-energy form of light.

We were filming the ceasefire line when some jerk threw a teargas canister in the air.

When they got a clear shot, they fired a teargas canister directly at his upper body.

Or Mustafa Tamimi, who died when a soldier shot a tear gas canister directly at his face from only a few yards' distance.

The reveillée of the sleeping Mexicans was the discharge of our two field-pieces loaded with canister.

This time they were not met by the cavalrymen alone, but the cannon belched forth its deadly charge of canister in their faces.

Quick as thought, the two cannon were run forward and a storm of canister swept the bushes.

The gunners at the batteries were quick to respond, and sent grape and canister across the stream.

Birney wheeled his batteries into position, and opened with canister, and the Rebels fled to the shelter of the woods.


On this page you'll find 161 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to canister, such as: basket, box, carton, case, crate, and receptacle.

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