Few homes have diesel for the tin stoves they rely on for heat in the coldest winter that anyone can remember.
“I have personally been to gold recyclers in Japan, tin smelters in Indonesia and fold refiners in Canada,” she said.
It is made of copper and tin, and is worth about four bucks.
It was simply written: a man with an affliction on half his face who wears a tin mask to cover it.
One and all, they come shaking their tin cups at election time then run like the wind when a critical vote comes up.
I had a tin plate, and I scratched my name and the date on that.
"tin" dishes, so called, are only iron with a coating of tin.
"And he's got plenty of tin," added the Resurrection Man significantly.
She is as artificial as a tin minnow and she glitters like one.
A tin "pan" and "pitcher" of water stood near the door, and the table in the middle of the room was covered with oilcloth.
Old English tin, from Proto-Germanic *tinom (cf. Middle Dutch and Dutch tin, Old High German zin, German Zinn, Old Norse tin), of unknown origin, not found outside Germanic.
Other Indo-European languages often have separate words for "tin" as a raw metal and "tin plate;" e.g. French étain, fer-blanc. Pliny refers to tin as plumbum album "white lead," and for centuries it was regarded as a form of silver debased by lead.
The chemical symbol Sn is from Late Latin stannum (see stannic). Tin-type in photography is from 1864. Tin ear "lack of musical discernment" is from 1909. Tin Lizzie "early Ford, especially a Model T," first recorded 1915.
A malleable metallic element used to coat other metals to prevent corrosion. Atomic number 50; atomic weight 118.71; melting point 231.89°C; boiling point 2,602°C; specific gravity 7.31; valence 2, 4.
A malleable, silvery metallic element that occurs in igneous rocks. It has a crystalline structure and crackles when bent. Tin is used as an anticorrosion agent and is a part of numerous alloys, including bronze. Atomic number 50; atomic weight 118.71; melting point 231.89°C; boiling point 2,270°C; specific gravity 7.31; valence 2, 4. See Periodic Table. See Note at element.