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Variant of ganister.
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It was mixed with ground gannister, a fine-grained, hard sandstone, and used to line the iron works' furnaces.
JAMES BOND'S GUN: a Walther PPK 9mm hand gun; DEADLY: a sawn-off shotgun and CS gas gannisters; AMMUNITION: a massive haul of bullets was seized; DISCOVERY: the home in Bromsgrove where the cache was found