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 Canister.Cannæ. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Canker.
 
The briar or dog-rose.   1
       
“Put down Richard, that sweet lovely rose,
And plant this thorn, this canker, Bollingbroke.”
       
Shakespeare: 1 Henry IV., i. 3.
 


 Canister.Cannæ. 

 
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