The Bituriges worked in iron, and were acquainted with the art of tinning.
Pliny says, that the Romans learned the method of tinning their culinary vessels from the Gauls.
And you know, the tinning of salmon was “progress” as much at least as the building of the Titanic.
Stagnare occurs often for tinning, as stagnator does for a tin-founder.
Constant wiping on the brass ferrule will result in the tinning on the brass ferrule coming off.
Upon inspecting the boilers, my first fear was realized—there was nothing but copper—all the tinning had worn away.
My eldest brother went to learn the tinning business of the Major's workmen.
The tinning of the dome being unfinished, the water, of course, came down in showers all over the centre.
I immediately inquired about the tinning, as I perceived the boilers were much in want of this.
This operation is the same, only on a smaller scale, as the tinning of the 2-inch and the 4-inch brass ferrule.
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.