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CONISTERIUM (from Gr. «outs, dust)

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 943 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CONISTERIUM (from Gr. «outs, dust), the name of the room in the ancient palaestra or thermae (baths) where wrestlers, after being anointed with oil, were sprinkled with sand, so as to give them a grip when wrestling.
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