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  • n. Plural form of tintack.


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  • At a little distance the effect is rich and excellent, but close inspection shows up the tintacks and the glue, and a prying finger penetrates the solid-looking panel with perfect ease.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • Indoor: discussion in tepid security of unsolved historical and criminal problems: lecture of unexpurgated exotic erotic masterpieces: house carpentry with toolbox containing hammer, awl nails, screws, tintacks, gimlet, tweezers, bullnose plane and turnscrew.


  • The room looked so abjectly wretched that she sprang from her resting-place and attempted to draw the curtains, in order to take complete stock of her surroundings -- attempted, because the dark, cheap cretonne, of which they were made, refused to move, their tops being nailed to the upper woodwork of the window by tintacks.

    Sparrows: the story of an unprotected girl

  • Yet it's as obvious as tintacks that a medium who's hampered at his hands will do all he can with his teeth, and what _could_ be so self-evident as a bladder under one's lappel?

    Love and Mr. Lewisham

  • On the walls are unframed reproductions of fine pictures, secured with tintacks.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • The green that looked sublime in the fitting room now looked the colour of something you'd find at the bottom of the fish pond at the end of winter, the once-sparkling diamante straps as dull as tintacks.

    Home | Mail Online

  • It wouldn't have been too bad if I'd still had the Phlegethon's iron sheets to skulk behind, but I had been assigned to Paitingi's spy-boat, which was as often as not in the lead; only at night did I go back aboard the Jolly Bachelor with Brooke, and that wasn't much comfort - huddled up for sleep at the foot of her ladder after the tintacks had been scattered on her deck against night attack, sweating in the cramped dark, filthy and unkempt, listening to the screaming noise of the jungle and the occasional distant throb of a war-gong - doom, doom, doom, out of the misty dark.

    Flashman's Lady

  • Yet it’s as obvious as tintacks that a medium who’s hampered at his hands will do all he can with his teeth, and what could be so self-evident as a bladder under one’s lappel?

    Love and Mr Lewisham

  • a box of little India rubber pads with tintacks, the use for which (not discovered till later) was to prevent the rattling of the furniture by making it fit a little better.

    The Slowcoach


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