tank iron

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tank iron plate iron that is thinner than boilerplate but thicker than sheet iron or stovepipe iron
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average human body contains enough: iron to make a 3 inch nail,sulfur to kill all fleas on an average dog, carbon to make 900 pencils, potassium to fire a toy cannon, fat to make 7 bars of soap, phosphorous to make 2,200 match heads, and water to fill a ten-gallon tank.
    • Tank iron plate iron thinner than boiler plate, and thicker than sheet iron or stovepipe iron.
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Usage

In literature:

He climbed up the platform that supported the galvanized iron tanks which held the water collected from the roof.
"Adventure" by Jack London
His average is about 500 a morning, which he ships in little galvanized iron tanks with wet moss.
"Three Acres and Liberty" by Bolton Hall
I'll have to fly round and get somebody to trust me for half-a-dozen second-hand iron tanks.
"Lord Jim" by Joseph Conrad
These are large iron tanks with powerful grinders revolving in them.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 363, December 16, 1882" by Various
Small brick tanks were erected at my wharf at Peckham and iron electrodes fitted to them.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 799, April 25, 1891" by Various
Barrels, casks, and tanks of iron for water.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume IX." by Benjamin Harrison
A system of iron tanks mounted on ox waggons was arranged, and a sufficient though small supply maintained.
"London to Ladysmith via Pretoria" by Winston Spencer Churchill
If it is nearer, and especially if it is German, it sounds as if he played it on an iron ship's tank instead.
"Letters from France" by C. E. W. Bean
The iron box of tricks was slowly lowered into the tank, for Joe did not want to frighten the fish any more than he could help.
"Joe Strong, the Boy Fish" by Vance Barnum
Parties were instantly detailed to fill water-bottles and fantasses, iron tanks.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
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In poetry:

Den der Kaiser say--"Tanks, Mr. Strauss,
On your back dere don't grow any moss;
I'll shoost blay some more pranks
On dose silly old Yanks"
Den he gif me von nice iron cross.
"The Kaiser Consults Fritz" by Abner Cosens

In news:

Given that a standard Lululemon yoga tank top costs $52, it can seem a little ironic that "Friends are more important than money" stares out from the center of the wildly popular workout retailer's mission manifesto.
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In science:

Note the coil, iron g-ray shield, and the two different types of neutron shields, composed of water tanks and wood.
Review of double beta experiments
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