Stream tin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stream tin particles or masses of tin ore found in alluvial ground; -- so called because a stream of water is the principal agent used in separating the ore from the sand and gravel.
    • Stream tin See under Stream.
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Usage

In literature:

We know with considerable certainty that at a very early date the Phoenicians worked in the gravels of these streams for tin ores.
"The Prehistoric World" by E. A. Allen
Stream tin is generally associated with alluvial gold.
"Getting Gold" by J. C. F. Johnson
Dorothy ran over to a little stream and filled the Tin Woodman's funnel-hat with water.
"Dorothy's Mystical Adventures in Oz" by Robert J. Evans
Francois, in the meantime, filled two tin flasks from the stream and stowed them in the saddle-bags.
"The Lands of the Saracen" by Bayard Taylor
The colour of the stream is the result of iron, with which the tin is mingled.
"Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines" by R.M. Ballantyne
It occurs in lodes and as stream-tin, and is worked by Chinese in large numbers who inhabit villages of their own.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
He dipped up water with Dot's small tin cup from the stream in front, and with it their thirst was slaked.
"The Young Ranchers" by Edward S. Ellis
Tin has been worked on Dartmoor (in stream works) from an unknown period.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
Both stream-tin and tin ore in ledges are found throughout the district.
"Alaska" by Ella Higginson
I took the tin vessel, in which I had made the coffee; and having filled it at the stream, gave him a pint cup full.
"Lost Lenore" by Charles Beach
The prisoner's shining pannikin was filled, and a thin stream of cocoa was poured into his large tin cup.
"The Way of the Strong" by Ridgwell Cullum
The same phenomenon has not taken place in the south, but there the estuaries have been silted up by the wash from the stream tin works.
"Cornwall" by Sabine Baring-Gould
Were not all our armies named from streams along which their fraternal tin-clads trolleyed and thundered?
"The Army Mule and Other War Sketches" by Henry A. Castle
The tin, together with other substances, has been deposited in a valley, by means of small streams from the hills.
"Popular Technology; Volume 2" by Edward Hazen
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In poetry:

In low chalk hills the great King's body lay
And bright streams fell, tinkling like polished tin,
As though they carried off his armoury,
And spread it glinting through his wide domain.
"Peace" by Walter James Turner

In science:

The streams occurring in our simulation travel inward bin , which is (cid:28) tinflow .
Three Dimensional MHD Simulation of Circumbinary Accretion Disks: Disk Structures and Angular Momentum Transport
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