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tin soldier

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noun
  1. a miniature toy soldier of cast metal, usually of lead.
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Historical Examples

  • The only two who did not stir from their places were the Tin-soldier and the little Dancer.

    The Yellow Fairy Book

    Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang

  • But the Tin-soldier was silent, and grasped his gun more firmly.

    The Yellow Fairy Book

    Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang

  • That touched the Tin-soldier, he was nearly going to shed tin-tears; but that would not have been fitting for a soldier.

    The Yellow Fairy Book

    Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang

  • But there the steadfast little Tin-soldier lay full length, shouldering his gun.

    The Yellow Fairy Book

    Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang

  • Billy dropped his tin-soldier on the ground and ran in to help his mother wipe the dishes.

    The Grasshopper Stories

    Elizabeth Davis Leavitt


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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