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banister (railing)

[cf. OED banister railing on stairs but cf. 1776 quot. "A neat altar-piece, inclosed with rails and banisters") n. the railing on a porch or boat: 1969 Grab d' bannister an' jump on d' back porch (Dupuch 11). (Black)

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Last update: 2010-08-27 05:03
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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