from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Thin sheet-metal or thick foil either of pure tin or of an alloy of which tin forms the greater part: used for wrapping up articles, such as drugs and confectionery, which must be kept from moisture or from the air.
  • To cover with tin-foil; fix tin-foil upon as a coating. The tin-foiling of looking-glasses is commonly called silvering. See silver, v. t., 2.


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