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 for tin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tin \Tin\, n. [As. tin; akin to D. tin, G. zinn, OHG. zin, Icel.
     & Dan. tin, Sw. tenn; of unknown origin.]
     1. (Chem.) An elementary substance found as an oxide in the
        mineral cassiterite, and reduced as a soft silvery-white
        crystalline metal, with a tinge of yellowish-blue, and a
        high luster. It is malleable at ordinary temperatures, but
        brittle when heated. It is softer than gold and can be
        beaten out into very thin strips called tinfoil. It is
        ductile at 2120, when it can be drawn out into wire which
        is not very tenacious; it melts at 4420, and at a higher
        temperature burns with a brilliant white light. Air and
        moisture act on tin very slightly. The peculiar properties
        of tin, especially its malleability, its brilliancy and
        the slowness with which it rusts make it very serviceable.
        With other metals it forms valuable alloys, as bronze, gun
        metal, bell metal, pewter and solder. It is not easily
        oxidized in the air, and is used chiefly to coat iron to
        protect it from rusting, in the form of tin foil with
        mercury to form the reflective surface of mirrors, and in
        solder, bronze, speculum metal, and other alloys. Its
        compounds are designated as stannous, or stannic. Symbol
        Sn (Stannum). Atomic weight 117.4.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Thin plates of iron covered with tin; tin plate.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. Money. [Cant] --Beaconsfield.
        [1913 Webster]
     Block tin (Metal.), commercial tin, cast into blocks, and
        partially refined, but containing small quantities of
        various impurities, as copper, lead, iron, arsenic, etc.;
        solid tin as distinguished from tin plate; -- called also
        bar tin.
     Butter of tin. (Old Chem.) See Fuming liquor of Libavius,
        under Fuming.
     Grain tin. (Metal.) See under Grain.
     Salt of tin (Dyeing), stannous chloride, especially so
        called when used as a mordant.
     Stream tin. See under Stream.
     Tin cry (Chem.), the peculiar creaking noise made when a
        bar of tin is bent. It is produced by the grating of the
        crystal granules on each other.
     Tin foil, tin reduced to a thin leaf.
     Tin frame (Mining), a kind of buddle used in washing tin
     Tin liquor, Tin mordant (Dyeing), stannous chloride, used
        as a mordant in dyeing and calico printing.
     Tin penny, a customary duty in England, formerly paid to
        tithingmen for liberty to dig in tin mines. [Obs.]
     Tin plate, thin sheet iron coated with tin.
     Tin pyrites. See Stannite.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tin \Tin\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tinned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To cover with tin or tinned iron, or to overlay with tin
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Azotine \Az"o*tine\, n. Also -tin \-tin\ . [Azote + -ine.]
     1. An explosive consisting of sodium nitrate, charcoal,
        sulphur, and petroleum.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     2. same as 1st Ammonite, 2.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a silvery malleable metallic element that resists
           corrosion; used in many alloys and to coat other metals to
           prevent corrosion; obtained chiefly from cassiterite where
           it occurs as tin oxide [syn: tin, Sn, atomic number
      2: a vessel (box, can, pan, etc.) made of tinplate and used
         mainly in baking
      3: metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour
         [syn: canister, cannister, tin]
      4: airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint
         etc. [syn: can, tin, tin can]
      v 1: plate with tin
      2: preserve in a can or tin; "tinned foods are not very tasty"
         [syn: can, tin, put up]
      3: prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin
         layer of solder to the surface

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  115 Moby Thesaurus words for "tin":
     affected, apocryphal, artificial, assumed, aureate, bag, barrel,
     basket, bastard, bogus, bottle, box, box up, brass, brassy, brazen,
     bronze, bronzy, brummagem, can, capsule, carton, case, cask,
     colorable, colored, copper, coppery, counterfeit, counterfeited,
     crate, cupreous, cuprous, distorted, do up, dressed up, dummy,
     embellished, embroidered, encase, encyst, ersatz, factitious, fake,
     faked, falsified, feigned, ferrous, ferruginous, fictitious,
     fictive, garbled, gilt, gold, gold-filled, gold-plated, golden,
     hamper, illegitimate, imitation, iron, ironlike, jar, junky, lead,
     leaden, make-believe, man-made, mercurial, mercurous, mock, nickel,
     nickelic, nickeline, pack, package, parcel, perverted, pewter,
     pewtery, phony, pinchbeck, pot, pretended, pseudo, put up, put-on,
     quasi, queer, quicksilver, sack, self-styled, sham, shoddy, silver,
     silver-plated, silvery, simulated, so-called, soi-disant, spurious,
     steel, steely, supposititious, synthetic, tank, tinny, tinsel,
     titivated, twisted, unauthentic, ungenuine, unnatural, unreal,

From The Elements (07Nov00) :

  Symbol: Sn
  Atomic number: 50
  Atomic weight: 118.69
  Silvery malleable metallic element belonging to group 14 of the periodic
  table. Twenty-six isotopes are known, five of which are radioactive.
  Chemically reactive. Combines directly with chlorine and oxygen and
  displaces hydrogen from dilute acids.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     Heb. bedil (Num. 31:22; Ezek. 22:18, 20), a metal well known in
     ancient times. It is the general opinion that the Phoenicians of
     Tyre and Sidon obtained their supplies of tin from the British
     Isles. In Ezek. 27:12 it is said to have been brought from
     Tarshish, which was probably a commercial emporium supplied with
     commodities from other places. In Isa. 1:25 the word so rendered
     is generally understood of lead, the alloy with which the silver
     had become mixed (ver. 22). The fire of the Babylonish Captivity
     would be the means of purging out the idolatrous alloy that had
     corrupted the people.

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