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tin soldier

a miniature toy soldier of cast metal, usually of lead. Unabridged
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  • But the tin soldier kept silence and only held his bayonet with a firmer grasp.

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • You're a tin soldier, and I've just ceased to be a tin soldier.

    Michael E. F. Benson
  • At that very moment one of the little boys took up the tin soldier, and threw it into the stove.

    Wonderful Stories for Children Hans Christian Andersen
  • But the tin soldier kept silence, and held his musket tighter than ever.

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry
  • Derry, who was on his way to Margaret's showed the tin soldier to Teddy and his little sister.

    The Tin Soldier Temple Bailey
  • The tin soldier was in the very room in which he had been before!

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry
  • So, all unseen as he was in the barrel, the tin soldier could do as he pleased.

  • "That, to me, seems a very fair arrangement," said the tin soldier.

    The Tin Woodman of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • She was standin' up as stiff as a tin soldier on parade, with her eyes snappin' and her fingers clinched.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • Meantime, the beast had smelled the tin soldier and found he was the last of the line.

    The Tin Woodman of Oz L. Frank Baum
British Dictionary definitions for tin soldier

tin soldier

a miniature toy soldier, usually made of lead
a person who enjoys playing at being a soldier
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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