Definition of Ganister

1. n. A refractory material consisting of crushed or ground siliceous stone, mixed with fire clay; -- used for lining Bessemer converters; also used for macadamizing roads.



Definition of Ganister

1. Noun. A hard, fine-grained sandstone, used in manufacturing silica bricks for lining furnaces. ¹

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Definition of Ganister

1. a type of rock [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ganister

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ganister (current term)
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Literary usage of Ganister

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1. "The Iron Founder" Supplement: A Complete Illustrated Exposition of the Art by Simpson Bolland (1893)
"SIMPLY speaking, ganister is composed of certain proportions of ground quartz, ... The ganister preferred for linings in the neighborhood of Sheffield, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The different portions of the vessel being pnt together, ana the joints well grouted (nth ganister slip, -the whole is gently dried by lighting a small coke ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"1478. ganister (gan'is-ter), я. ... so called because the ganister beds are so sili- cious that it is easy to strike fire with the rock of which they are ..."

4. The Mining Engineer (1892)
"ganister Coal — Black Shale 30 0 Clay Bed Coal 0 6 Sandstone, Middle Rock 11 6 Black Shale 12 0 Hard Bands 21 0 Shale 4 6 Coking or Soft Bed Coal — 79 6 ..."

5. Diseases of occupation and vocational hygiene by George Martin Kober, William Clinton Hanson (1916)
"Owing to the almost adamantine hardness of ganister the rock cannot be won ... The men who mine the ganister, those who grind it and those who make it into ..."

6. The Metallurgy of the Non-ferrous Metals by William Gowland (1914)
"Strictly speaking, " ganister " is the name of a siliceous rock found in the lower ... Welsh ganister, which is of the latter kind, is a siliceous rock, ..."

7. "The Iron Founder" Supplement: A Complete Illustrated Exposition of the Art by Simpson Bolland (1893)
"SIMPLY speaking, ganister is composed of certain proportions of ground quartz, ... The ganister preferred for linings in the neighborhood of Sheffield, ..."

8. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The different portions of the vessel being pnt together, ana the joints well grouted (nth ganister slip, -the whole is gently dried by lighting a small coke ..."

9. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"1478. ganister (gan'is-ter), я. ... so called because the ganister beds are so sili- cious that it is easy to strike fire with the rock of which they are ..."

10. The Mining Engineer (1892)
"ganister Coal — Black Shale 30 0 Clay Bed Coal 0 6 Sandstone, Middle Rock 11 6 Black Shale 12 0 Hard Bands 21 0 Shale 4 6 Coking or Soft Bed Coal — 79 6 ..."

11. Diseases of occupation and vocational hygiene by George Martin Kober, William Clinton Hanson (1916)
"Owing to the almost adamantine hardness of ganister the rock cannot be won ... The men who mine the ganister, those who grind it and those who make it into ..."

12. The Metallurgy of the Non-ferrous Metals by William Gowland (1914)
"Strictly speaking, " ganister " is the name of a siliceous rock found in the lower ... Welsh ganister, which is of the latter kind, is a siliceous rock, ..."

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