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- n. Plural form of tinman.
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No sound of activity came from the house, either, but they walked to the front door, which had a little porch built before it, and there the two tinmen stood side by side while both knocked upon the door with their tin knuckles.
And then he has travelled the roads long enough to be sure that he can get a meal for nothing at any house he stops at, as all the tinmen do.
Mrs Warner declared that she had done with Yankee tinmen for ever, and in short with all other Yankees.
As I walked into Woodland Hills High School, I was about to be swept away into a far away land where there are good and bad witches and scarecrows, tinmen and lions all lack something important.
But the storekeeper, Philip Thompson, who was the sensible man of the neighbourhood, and took two Philadelphia newspapers, convinced her that some of the best and greatest men America can boast of, were natives of the New England States; and he even asserted, that in the course of his life (and his age did not exceed sixty-seven) he had met with no less than five perfectly honest Yankee tinmen; and besides being honest, two of them were not in the least impudent.
Turks, the sawyers Bulgarians, the tinmen all Jews. "