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  • adj. Containing or producing the metal tin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Containing or affording tin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Containing or affording tin.

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Examples

  • About four hundred lean, leathery-looking men were working, swarming up out of the holes like ants in double columns, each man carrying a small bamboo tray holding about three pounds of stanniferous earth, which is deposited in a sluice, and a great rush of water washes away the sand, leaving the tin behind, looking much like “giant” blasting powder.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • One-half of the world's tin is produced in the Malay States; it is mined chiefly in Selangor and Malacca, and forms the mainstay of the country's prosperity, though, curiously enough, little or no stanniferous deposits have been found on the eastern side of the dividing range.

    Adventures in Many Lands

  • The stanniferous glaze, or enamel, contained various minerals and was Luca's own secret; in the firing, it became exceedingly hard, durable, and bright.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • Among the relics that have been found in the ruins are some very fine specimens of pottery which are as symmetrical and well finished as if they had been turned on a potter's wheel, and covered with an opaque enamel of stanniferous glaze composed of lead and tin that originated with the Phoenicians, and is as old as history.

    Arizona Sketches

  • About four hundred lean, leathery-looking men were working, swarming up out of the holes like ants in double columns, each man carrying a small bamboo tray holding about three pounds of stanniferous earth, which is deposited in a sluice, and a great rush of water washes away the sand, leaving the tin behind, looking much like "giant" blasting powder.

    The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither

  • It is not a syenite, but probably a granite of new formation, analogous to those to which the stanniferous granites (hyalomictes) and the pegmatites, or graphic granites, belong.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • The granite of these countries, by its structure, its mixture of hornblende, and other geological features alike important, appears to me to belong to a more recent formation, perhaps posterior to the gneiss, and analogous to the stanniferous granites, the hyalomictes, and the pegmatites.

    Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 3

  • It is not a syenite, but probably a granite of new formation, analogous to those to which the stanniferous granites

    Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 2

  • a plumbiferous, or lead glaze; or a stanniferous, or tin glaze, we do not know.

    The Story of Porcelain

  • a more recent formation, perhaps posterior to the gneiss, and analogous to the stanniferous granites, the hyalomictes, and the pegmatites.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

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  • Containing tin.

    November 20, 2007