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  • n. Alternative form of tin opener; can opener


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  • And a good tin-opener, the ones you find abroad are usually junk.


  • I could tell one of them felt sorry for me - I had no clothes, was living on doughnuts from the doughnut place next door, I managed to find a tin-opener and lived on beans for a week.

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  • (No word on whether he remembered to pack a tin-opener for the pineapple slices.)

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  • Watching Jade have an argument with Ken Russell on Sunday was like watching a monkey try and work a tin-opener.

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  • I made haste to shut the secret door and went to wrestle with the tin-opener, and had the coffee finished by the time Flo came in, yawning and tousled and looking far more beautiful with her skin pink from sleep than she did with rouge and paint and immaculate hair.

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  • Jennifer looked alert, like a cat hearing the tin-opener at the opposite end of the house.

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  • I took the tins out from their hiding place and pulled the tin-opener out of my pocket.

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  • I pocketed it, a saucer, a tin of peas and one of potted meat, a heel of bread, and the tin-opener, and hid them in the clearing, and then went back to the campfire.

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  • He went off, clutching the tin-opener and the cheese, and I went back over to the edge of the clearing.

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  • Armed with a very small tent, one tin-opener, and no canned food, the boys set camp and the comedy begins.

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