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 Canid’ia.Canker. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Canister.
 
The head (pugilistic term). “To mill his canister” is to break his head. A “canister cap” is a covering for the head, whether hat or cap. A “canister” is a small coffer or box, and the head is the “canister” or coffer of man’s brains.   1
 


 Canid’ia.Canker. 

 
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