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block tin

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noun
  1. pure tin.
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Examples from the Web for block tin

Historical Examples

  • He discovered how hard the lid of a block-tin case was to sit upon.

    Lord Jim

    Joseph Conrad

  • It was found that the block-tin with which the door-hooks were to be fastened had been forgotten!

    The Story of the Rock

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • It was a flask of liquor, with a block-tin tumbler screwed upon the mouth.

  • It was a flask of liquor with a block-tin tumbler screwed upon the mouth.

    Twice Told Tales

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Nature can scarcely afford beauty wherewith to compensate for living in block-tin shanties or brand new palaces.


British Dictionary definitions for block tin

block tin

noun
  1. pure tin, esp when cast into ingots
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