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  • v. Present participle of tin.
  • n. A covering or lining of tin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act, art, or process of covering or coating anything with melted tin, or with tin foil, as kitchen utensils, locks, and the like.
  • n. The covering or lining of tin thus put on.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art or process of coating metallic surfaces with tin, of making or repairing tinware, or of packing substances in tin cans for preservation.
  • n. The layer or coat of tin thus applied.
  • n. Tinware.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the application of a thin layer of soft solder to the ends of wires before soldering them
  • n. the application of a protective layer of tin


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  • Erin Kunkel for the Wall Street Journal A worker spreads out salted caviar on a steel drying rack, the last step before tinning.

    From Fish to Plate: How Caviar is Made

  • Behind plastic curtain-strip doors, workers in hairnets, smocks and surgical masks move with assembly-line efficiency in the 40-degree Fahrenheit room warm temperature affects the caviar's taste separating eggs from ovary, then washing, salting and tinning the caviar.

    The Great California Caviar Rush

  • Gun making has its own vocabulary to describe the arcane processes that create a gun: "striking up" and "tinning" are just two of the terms used to describe aspects of making the barrels and fitting them together.

    Lock, Stock, and Barrel

  • Taking into account several criteria change in taste, cost and nutritional value, in 1795 he developed the process which made possible the art of Appertizing, or preserving food sterilized by heat in a hermetically sealed containers, canning which is also called tinning. “if it works for wine, why not foods?”

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • And everyone visited the various stores and abruisements – the rudeabouts, thingboats and the darters, and of course all the old favourites such as the cokish eyenuts, stry your length, guessing the weight of the cook and tinning the pail on the wonkey.

    Pronounced difficulties

  • His only known expenditures were for the consecrated bread, the clothing of his wife and daughter, the hire of their chairs in church, the wages of la Grand Nanon, the tinning of the saucepans, lights, taxes, repairs on his buildings, and the costs of his various industries.

    Eug�nie Grandet

  • In the fall, when three or four years old, they are sold lean or in tolerable condition to dealers who take them by rail to Chicago, or elsewhere, where the fattest lots are slaughtered for tinning or for consumption in the Eastern cities, while the leaner are sold to farmers for feeding up during the winter.

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • Of course, many details had been forgotten; e.g., a farrier and change of mule-irons, a tinsmith and tinning tools, a sulphur-still, boots for the soldiers and the quarrymen, small shot for specimens, and so forth.

    The Land of Midian

  • As they may hinder later tinning the wedges and pressing the lid into its clay bedding, a steel ring which folds down is preferable.

    6. Construction of the biogas plant

  • Prior to tinning the conductor ends are to be completely cleaned from adhering oxide residues.

    5. Fundamentals of installation engineering


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