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tin soldier

noun
1.
a miniature toy soldier of cast metal, usually of lead.
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  • You're a tin soldier, and I've just ceased to be a tin soldier.

    Michael E. F. Benson
  • But the tin soldier kept silence, and held his musket tighter than ever.

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry
  • The tin soldier was in the very room in which he had been before!

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry
  • If you sail for Manila with that tin soldier I'll go after you in a hydroplane!

    The Business of Life Robert W. Chambers
  • So, all unseen as he was in the barrel, the tin soldier could do as he pleased.

  • And the tin soldier felt as if he were recovering from a fainting fit.

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • "That, to me, seems a very fair arrangement," said the tin soldier.

    The Tin Woodman of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • 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
  • It puzzled Ozma, for a time, to decide what to do with the tin soldier.

    The Tin Woodman of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • The tin soldier had jumped from the shelf, but he had fallen through a crack!

    The Tin Soldier

    Temple Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for tin soldier

tin soldier

noun
1.
a miniature toy soldier, usually made of lead
2.
a person who enjoys playing at being a soldier
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