from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To remove tin from: as, to untin waste tin-plates.


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  • A fox-hound or a kangaroo-dog is always of the same opinion as Mr. Jorrocks: -- "All time is wasted what isn't spent in 'untin'."

    Three Elephant Power and Other Stories

  • And two or three are 'untin' whom I never seed afore;

    Songs of Action

  • You'll be all right and them blokes as is 'untin' for you won't be able to twig you from sole leather.

    The Rose in the Ring

  • When in there rushed a 'untin' man, all travel-stained and muddy,

    Songs Of The Road

  • "It's like a 'ole in your coat made by a tear," says 'e; "a haccident as may' appen to-morrer to the Prince of Wales 'isself upon the' untin 'field, "' e says.


  • No man's fonder of 'untin' than I am, but to turn out on sich a day as this would be a daring -- a desperate violation of all the laws of registered propriety.

    Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour

  • We've given 'em the slip for the nonce, but sooner o 'later the absence o' tracks o 'mention of us south o' 'ere will hit' im as distinctly peculiar and they'll start 'untin' for us elsewhere. "

    The Day of the Dissonance

  • "Such weather as this here's all very well for young swells such as you, as has your dawgs, and guns, and 'untin'; but the winter's tryin 'to a poor man's temper when he's industrious and willin', and can't get a stroke of honest work to do, or a mouthful of vittals.

    Aurora Floyd. A Novel

  • Us old folk would be most happy to go to the flicks at ‘nite’ and not wish having a sten loaded to keep the baying hyenas at distance, I would rather have sawn off 12 ga then I could say I be ‘untin’ rats.

    Question: When Is Crime a Good Thing? « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • I dont have to, in fact, i am obly supposed to work untin 2200!

    Bad Vibrations And The Smell Of Benzine. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG


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