• The Tin Cup Went Round Again and Again
    The Tin Cup Went Round Again and Again
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tinning the application of a protective layer of tin
    • n tinning the application of a thin layer of soft solder to the ends of wires before soldering them "careful tinning of the ends of wires results in a better joint when you solder them"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Stannous fluoride, which is the cavity fighter found in toothpaste is made from recycled tin
    • Tinning The act, art, or process of covering or coating anything with melted tin, or with tin foil, as kitchen utensils, locks, and the like.
    • Tinning The covering or lining of tin thus put on.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Boil in tin pot twenty to twenty-five minutes. If boiled longer it will not taste fresh and lively.
    • n tinning The art or process of coating metallic surfaces with tin, of making or repairing tinware, or of packing substances in tin cans for preservation. The protection of copper from rusting by tinning was known as early as the time of Pliny; a similar treatment of sheet-iron was first mentioned by Agricola.
    • n tinning The layer or coat of tin thus applied.
    • n tinning Tinware.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Goats do not eat tin cans, as lampooned in cartoons. They nibble at the cans because they're after the glue on the labels.
    • Tinning the art of coating with tin, or of repairing tin-ware: the act of packing in tin cans for preservation
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  • Elbert Hubbard
    “The path of civilization is paved with tin cans.”
  • George Orwell
    “We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun.”
  • Wizard of Oz Movie
    Wizard of Oz Movie
    “A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved, by others. (Wizard to the Tin Man)”
  • Aneurin Bevan
    “He seems determined to make a trumpet sound like a tin whistle.”
  • Thomas E. Lawrence
    Thomas E. Lawrence
    “To have news value is to have a tin can tied to one's tail.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tin; Ice. tin, Ger. zinn.


In literature:

A semi-circular piece of tin is next required.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
All this on tinned food!
"The Luck of Thirteen" by Jan Gordon
Leaning out, he could look along the new shiny tin gutter the men had put in place.
"Raggedy Andy Stories" by Johnny Gruelle
Line a pie tin with plain pastry and then cover the bottom of the prepared tin with strawberries.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
A boy whom she knew ran past whooping, with a tin-pail, after the milkman.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The tin box was heavy and plain, and the strap soaking with salt water.
"Dead Man's Rock" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Regarding the tin longingly I absent-mindedly opened it.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
A tin circular disk cut from the top of a tin can will do.
"On the Trail" by Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
Even then, though, the problem of tin cans could be hopeless.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
She said that Mr. Jim Milster was in that jail, but he lived to get out, and later kept a tin shop in Spartanburg.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various

In poetry:

O bright Apollo,
Tin andra, tin heroa, tina theon,
What god, man or hero
Shall I place a tin wreath upon!
"E.P. Ode Pour L'election De Son Sepulchre" by Ezra Pound
Lots of folk live up lanes
With fires in a bucket,
Eat windfalls and tinned sardines-
They seem to like it.
"Toads" by Philip Larkin
Alas! PRINCE AGIB went and asked them in;
Gave them beer, and eggs, and sweets, and scent, and tin.
And when (as snobs would say)
They had "put it all away,"
He requested them to tune up and begin.
"The Story of Prince Agib" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Then he paused for a moment and clasped his hands,
And running to the looking-glass before it he stands,
Then he smoothed his yellow curls without delay,
And from a tin box takes a scroll of paper worn and grey.
"Little Pierre's Song" by William Topaz McGonagall
The the precious hours on sunday-coming home from early Mass,
While the air's all hushed and holy, and the dew's still on the grass,
Sitting reverent and silent, what a blessed time it is:
We are near to Heaven then, in the Old Tin Liz.
"Old Tin Liz" by Alice Guerin Crist
When we'd got her, new and shining, Oh the picnics that we had,
Mother shredding all her troubles, Father larking like a lad,
While we youngsters sang in chorus, as our bubbling spirits riz,
Sitting decked with ferns and wattles in the Old Tin Liz.
"Old Tin Liz" by Alice Guerin Crist

In news:

Does what it says on the tin, really.
War Drama Directed by: Volker Schlondorff ( The Tin Drum ) Starring: John Malkovich, Gottfried John, Marianne Sägebrecht, Armin Mueller-Stahl.
Susan Orlean Brings Us the Story of Rin Tin Tin.
Susan Orlean , bestselling author of 'Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend', speaks in Kalamazoo.
The Animals She Owns & The History of Rin Tin Tin.
What did you learn about Rin Tin Tin that surprised you most.
6 questions on "Rin Tin Tin" for Susan Orlean .
Do you think Meryl Streep could play Rin Tin Tin.
How Rin Tin Tin Ruined Any Oscar Shot for 'The Artist's' Jack Russell.
Rin Tin Tin/Lee Duncan Collection of the Riverside Metropolitan Museum.
New Yorker writer Susan Orlean tells the larger-than-life story behind canine movie star Rin Tin Tin.
Nov 29 8 pm $5 Tin Roof.
Dorothy and the Tin Man had a helluva time getting to the Emerald City, but at Mo's Music in Downtown Fullerton, you'll find it much easier traveling down the store's very own Yellow Brick Road.
Tin Angel is a very successful 130 seat contemporary bistro.
A few years back, my dad and I wanted a woodie wagon, and we ultimately decided on the Chevy "tin woodie".

In science:

Indeed, finiteness in the number of “particles” is a simple consequence of the fact that limTout→∞ |βn (Tout , Tin )| = |dn (Tin )| and that dn (t) is square summable for all t > 0.
Quantum Gowdy $T^3$ model: A unitary description
Thus, for large Tin and Tout , a notion of particles with a conventional interpretation is available.
Quantum Gowdy $T^3$ model: A unitary description
Comparing the effect of conditioning to TiN, a gassaturated TiZrV NEG was conditioned with a 130 eV electron beam, Fig.3, and to a 250 eV ion beam, Table.1.
Summary of SLAC'S SEY Measurement On Flat Accelerator Wall Materials
Mesure du taux d’electrons secondaires, echantillons de TiN sur acier AISI 304.
Summary of SLAC'S SEY Measurement On Flat Accelerator Wall Materials
TiN has historically been the choice for successfully reducing multipacting.
Summary of SLAC'S SEY Measurement On Flat Accelerator Wall Materials