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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of tin-plate.


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  • The use of ingot steel, or very mild steel, for making tin-plates is now an established thing, and manufacturers are now taking this metal for making large tinned sheets up to seven by three feet.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 299, September 24, 1881

  • In order to encourage the manufacture of tin-plates, a considerable duty was imposed, which was to cease after

    The United States Since the Civil War

  • Other trades which are doing well, at least by the modest standards which are all we can allow ourselves in these times, are hosiery, heavy chemicals and tin-plates.

    Great Britain—Progress and Prospects

  • The dining-room of this boarding-house, owned and managed by the G.F. C., brought to his mind the state prison, which he had once visited -- with its rows of men sitting in silence, eating starch and grease out of tin-plates.

    King Coal : a Novel

  • "I hope --" she breathed deeply -- "I hope the tin-plates --" and her companion gathered together her satchel and cloak in readiness for departure at the next station, nodding a cheerful reassurance.

    The Love Affairs of Pixie

  • She was speculating as to the significance of tin-plates, but thought it tactful not to inquire.

    The Love Affairs of Pixie

  • When I married Papa he was in tin-plates, and doing well, but owing to American treaties (you wouldn't understand!) we had to put down servants and move into a smaller house.

    The Love Affairs of Pixie

  • A neat man was Davis – a very neat man – and when we'd prized open his cupboard made out of old gin-cases, we found his couple of tin-plates and pannikins, and his tea and sugar, and his flour and his matches, and his salt, all as tidy as tidy could be, and there was a big packet of "Vermin Destroyer" too, open and half used.

    A Christmas Cake in Four Quarters

  • Metals -- Fuel for forge; bellows; iron and steel; case-hardening; lead, to cast; tin-plates; copper.

    The Art of Travel Shifts and Contrivances Available in Wild Countries

  • He then described the history of his own efforts to import the manufacture of tin-plates into England some sixteen years before, in which he had been thwarted by Chamberlaine's patent, as above described, -- and offered sundry queries as to the utility of patents generally, which, says he, "have the tendency to drive trade out of the kingdom."

    Industrial Biography


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