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tin

 [tin]
a chemical element, atomic number 50, atomic weight 118.69, symbol Sn. (See Appendix 6.)

tin (Sn),

(tin),
A metallic element, atomic no. 50, atomic wt. 118.710.
Synonym(s): stannum
[AS, tin]

tin

A metallic element (atomic number 50; atomic weight 118.71) present in trace amounts in nature; it has been linked to deficiency states in some plants and animals, but has no known physiological rule in humans.

tin

(tin)
A metallic element, atomic no. 50, atomic wt. 118.710.
Synonym(s): stannum.
[A.S. tin]
References in classic literature ?
What pleased Button-Bright most about the dinner was the tin orchestra that played sweet music while the company ate.
"I'm sorry the Rainbow's Daughter missed her mist-cakes," said the Tin Woodman to Dorothy; "but by a mistake Miss Polly's mist-cakes were mislaid and not missed until now.
They spent the evening telling stories, and the next morning left the splendid tin castle and set out upon the road to the Emerald City.
The grounds around Nick Chopper's new house were laid out in pretty flower-beds, with fountains of crystal water and statues of tin representing the Emperor's personal friends.
Therefore I decided to make one tin flower bed all of tin flowers, and my workmen have created them with rare skill.
"Isn't this tin hollyhock going to seed?" asked the Wizard, bending over the flowers.
"Why, I believe it is!" exclaimed the Tin Woodman, as if surprised.
"I shall take the heart," returned the Tin Woodman; "for brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world."
So I went to a tinsmith and had him make me a new leg out of tin. The leg worked very well, once I was used to it.
Once more the tinsmith came to my help and made me a body of tin, fastening my tin arms and legs and head to it, by means of joints, so that I could move around as well as ever.
Therefore, the Tin Woodman having by this time fitted new ears to the Sawhorse, the entire party proceeded upon its way, leaving the giant to pound the path behind them.
"The Tin Woodman is very kind-hearted," was the reply, "and he hates to see any living thing hurt in any way."