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Etymology 1 
- (obsolete, intransitive) To exist, to be.
- (intransitive) To be comprised or contained in.
- (intransitive) To be composed, formed, or made up of.
- The greeting package consists of some brochures, a pen, and a notepad.
- 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 6, Lord Stranleigh Abroad:
- The men resided in a huge bunk house, which consisted of one room only, with a shack outside where the cooking was done. In the large room were a dozen bunks ; half of them in a very dishevelled state, […]
- (be composed of): comprise
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to be composed (of)
Etymology 2 
From consist (verb).
consist (plural consists)
- (rail transport) A lineup or sequence of railroad carriages or cars, with or without a locomotive, that form a unit.
- The train's consist included a baggage car, four passenger cars, and a diner.
- (rail transport): rake
sequence of railroad carriages or cars that form a unit
- consist in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- consist in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- consist at OneLook Dictionary Search