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  • But it was rough even at the dawn of the new century when the Strokes emerged from the Lower East Side read: Dwight School with their post-punk guitars and biscuit-tin drums to capture a city's insouciant attitude and inveigle the rest of the country with it.

    Disco Donors, Punk Pioneers

  • Our implements showed some originality and diversity: a little spade, a biscuit-tin, and a cooker.

    The South Pole~ The Eastern Sledge Journey

  • So what, if the slap-bass makes you giggle, the synths sound cheesy, and the drums sound like wasps fighting in a biscuit-tin?

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • Huntley & Palmer biscuit-tin kicked along a gutter; she was nothing so solid in make, and rather less pretty in shape, but I had expended enough hard work on her to make me love her.

    Heart of Darkness

  • It was a sensation, of course, of desire; but desire for what? not, certainly, for a biscuit-tin filled with moss, nor even (though that came into it) for my own past.

    Surprised by Joy

  • I found the sugar in one of those blue packets in an old biscuit-tin; one end of the packet seemed to have been unwrapped.

    Marazan

  • Made the same as "Soft Gingerbread," omitting the eggs and mixing hard enough to roll out like biscuit; rolled nearly half an inch thick and cut out like small biscuits, or it can be baked in a sheet or on a biscuit-tin; cut slits a quarter of an inch deep across the top of the tin from side to side.

    The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) The Whole Comprising a Comprehensive Cyclopedia of Information for the Home

  • His servant drops a field boot on to my stomach, trips over an empty biscuit-tin and is heard grooming a boot without.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, August 8, 1917

  • "Pickwick Papers" ... picnic biscuits ... biscuit-tin ...

    Assimilative Memory or, How to Attend and Never Forget

  • He packed his food in a biscuit-tin, round which he rolled his overcoat, and put the bundle into an island knapsack.

    Three Years in Tristan da Cunha

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