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- n. Rich, pure tin ore.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Tin stuff so rich and pure as it rises out of the mine that it has scarce any need of being cleansed by water.
- To cover or smear the sides of with clay, in order to prevent the escape of heat in burning: as, to scove a pile of bricks in a kiln, preparatory to firing.
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