from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Exhibiting discordant diversity or contrast of tints; inharmoniously tinted or colored, as a painting.


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  • Avatar is so high tech that many scenes took on the veneer of watching a HD LCD/Plasma 1080 TV from the side ... you know that silver tinty thing was going on, but so distinct that you could count the actor's and Avatars 'pores.

    Michael Jones: Avatar Park

  • As he slowly walked toward the back of the restaurant, the only sound above a whisper was the usual staff-cook communication, which included F-bombs, and the tinty blare of the old-school beat box radio that was set to some blathering-on talk radio about illegal aliens and crime.

    Shooting Star

  • The little round table, the sideboard and the chairs were all painted a soft cream color, and on each chair back, and the sideboard drawers and doors sprays of tinty, tiny flowers were painted.

    The Girl Scouts at Home, or, Rosanna's Beautiful Day

  • "Yes, we does," said she; "but you musn't scwatch the Charlie boy;" and she tucked the "tinty folks" under her left arm.

    Dotty Dimple's Flyaway

  • We don't let tinty folks, like cats, go to heaven. "

    Dotty Dimple's Flyaway

  • I wish she'd give _me_ ten cents, for I do need it; I haven't but a tinty, tonty mite. "

    Dotty Dimple's Flyaway

  • Such a tinty-tonty mite of money as I've got, -- only sixty-five cents. "

    Dotty Dimple's Flyaway

  • She gave me little tinty tonty pills, -- sugar clear through, -- not the big ones Miss Fixfix eats. "

    Prudy Keeping House


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