• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Wood-tin a nodular variety of cassiterite, or tin-stone
    • ***


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wudu; cog. with Ice. vidhr, wood; akin to Ir. fiodh, timber.


In literature:

In those days they had no buckets of wood or tin in which to carry water.
"Blackfeet Indian Stories" by George Bird Grinnell
Only this one was made of sheet tin, and painted to look like wood.
"Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue Giving a Show" by Laura Lee Hope
Obligingly Betty took the piece of wood, and began poking about in the bottom of the tin box.
"The Outdoor Girls at Ocean View" by Laura Lee Hope
To-night we will stop at the pal-ace of the Tin Wood-man, and to-mor-row night we will ar-rive at the Em-er-ald Ci-ty.
"The Road to Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Coal, iron ore, copper, wood, tin, zinc were there in plenty.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
Fasten the tin to the wood with small wire nails, driving the nails into the ends as well as into the top of the strip.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
When this is done a light hammer should be used around the edges to turn the tin into the wood.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
My fourth is in tin, but not in wood.
"Harper's Young People, October 12, 1880" by Various
They were of copper, iron, zinc, brass, tin, wood.
"Gold" by Stewart White
To raise cream, milk may be set in tin, wood, or cast-iron dishes.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden

In poetry:

They eat beans mostly, this old yellow pair,
Dinner is a casual affair.
Plain chipware on a plain and creaking wood,
Tin flatware.
"The Bean Eaters" by Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks
The little hamlet, nestling below
Great hills white with lingering snow,
With its tin-roofed chapel stood
Half hid in the dwarf spruce wood;
"The Bay Of Seven Islands" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Wilson/ naturespicsonline Found in wooded areas, the red-breasted nuthatch (with a black eye line and rust-colored underparts) announces its presence with nasal "ank, ank, ank" calls sounding like a toy tin horn.
The late afternoon sun cast an orange glow over the old brown wood of the bar and the pressed tin tiles on the ceiling.
The 40-seat space has wood paneling, a black-and-white tile floor, red leather banquettes, and a tin ceiling, evoking the look of Harry's New York Bar in Paris.
It occupies a tin and barn wood building visitors can't miss at 925 W McGregor Drive.

In science:

Using the Wood & Mao (2005) distribution as a prior, we compute and plot (Fig. 4, bottom panel) the corresponding distribution P( sin , sout ) by assuming (tout − tin ) = 20 days, d = 1.1, and q = 0.1 (the same intermediate configuration as Fig. 2).
Bayesian analysis of caustic-crossing microlensing events