verb (used with object), tinned, tin·ning.
- to cover or coat with tin.
- to coat with soft solder.
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Origin of tin
OTHER WORDS FROM tintinlike, adjectivere·tin, verb (used with object), re·tinned, re·tin·ning.
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The line right before this is “With little tin horns and little toy drums.”The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The raw materials— tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold—were dubbed “conflict minerals.”Aaron Rodgers Takes Aim at Congo’s ‘Blood Minerals’ War|John Prendergast|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One and all, they come shaking their tin cups at election time then run like the wind when a critical vote comes up.
The more than 50,000 who reside in West Point live mostly in shacks made of zinc with rusted tin roofs.
But his lumbering lurch toward the Ted Cruz tin-foil-hat convention should instead be an object lesson for Republicans to come.
And I will turn my hand to thee, and I will clean purge away thy dross, and I will take away all thy tin.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Otherwise, a child's box of tin soldiers sent by post would have been just the thing for the Dardanelles landing!Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
He watched the man put some bread and milk in a tin pan, and set it down on the floor of the basket.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
All the bamboo clappers, cocoanut shells, tin pans, and red flags that could be found were seized and put into use.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
Another manner of punishment consists in making them wear a tin mask, which is fastened with a lock behind.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer