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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Azotine  \Az"o*tine\,  n.  Also  -tin  \-tin\  .  [Azote  +  -ine.] 
  1.  An  explosive  consisting  of  sodium  nitrate,  charcoal, 
  sulphur,  and  petroleum. 
  2.  =  1st  {Ammonite},  2. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tin  \Tin\,  n.  [As.  tin;  akin  to  D.  tin,  G.  zinn,  OHG.  zin,  Icel. 
  &  Dan.  tin,  Sw  tenn;  of  unknown  origin.] 
  1.  (Chem.)  An  elementary  substance  found  as  an  oxide  in  the 
  mineral  cassiterite,  and  reduced  as  a  soft  white 
  crystalline  metal,  malleable  at  ordinary  temperatures,  but 
  brittle  when  heated.  It  is  not  easily  oxidized  in  the  air, 
  and  is  used  chiefly  to  coat  iron  to  protect  it  from 
  rusting,  in  the  form  of  tin  foil  with  mercury  to  form  the 
  reflective  surface  of  mirrors,  and  in  solder,  bronze, 
  speculum  metal,  and  other  alloys.  Its  compounds  are 
  designated  as  stannous,  or  stannic.  Symbol  Sn  (Stannum). 
  Atomic  weight  117.4. 
  2.  Thin  plates  of  iron  covered  with  tin;  tin  plate. 
  3.  Money.  [Cant]  --Beaconsfield. 
  {Block  tin}  (Metal.),  commercial  tin,  cast  into  blocks,  and 
  partially  refined,  but  containing  small  quantities  of 
  various  impurities,  as  copper,  lead,  iron,  arsenic,  etc.; 
  solid  tin  as  distinguished  from  tin  plate;  --  called  also 
  {bar  tin}. 
  {Butter  of  tin}.  (Old  Chem.)  See  {Fuming  liquor  of  Libavius}, 
  under  {Fuming}. 
  {Grain  tin}.  (Metal.)  See  under  {Grain}. 
  {Salt  of  tin}  (Dyeing),  stannous  chloride,  especially  so 
  called  when  used  as  a  mordant. 
  {Stream  tin}.  See  under  {Stream}. 
  {Tin  cry}  (Chem.),  the  peculiar  creaking  noise  made  when  a 
  bar  of  tin  is  bent.  It  is  produced  by  the  grating  of  the 
  crystal  granules  on  each  other 
  {Tin  foil},  tin  reduced  to  a  thin  leaf. 
  {Tin  frame}  (Mining),  a  kind  of  buddle  used  in  washing  tin 
  {Tin  liquor},  {Tin  mordant}  (Dyeing),  stannous  chloride,  used 
  as  a  mordant  in  dyeing  and  calico  printing. 
  {Tin  penny},  a  customary  duty  in  England,  formerly  paid  to 
  tithingmen  for  liberty  to  dig  in  tin  mines.  [Obs.] 
  {Tin  plate},  thin  sheet  iron  coated  with  tin. 
  {Tin  pyrites}.  See  {Stannite}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tin  \Tin\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tinned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  To  cover  with  tin  or  tinned  iron,  or  to  overlay  with  tin 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  silvery  malleable  metallic  element  that  resists  corrosion; 
  used  in  many  alloys  and  to  coat  other  metals  to  prevent 
  corrosion;  obtained  chiefly  from  cassiterite  where  it 
  occurs  as  tin  oxide  [syn:  {Sn},  {atomic  number  50}] 
  2:  metal  container  for  storing  dry  foods  such  as  tea  or  flour 
  [syn:  {canister},  {cannister}] 
  3:  airtight  sealed  metal  container  for  food  or  drink  or  paint 
  etc  [syn:  {can},  {tin  can}] 
  v  :  preserve  in  a  can  or  tin;  of  foods  [syn:  {can},  {put  up}] 
  From  Elements  database  20001107  [elements]: 
  Symbol:  Sn 
  Atomic  number:  50 
  Atomic  weight:  118.69 
  Silvery  malleable  metallic  element  belonging  to  group  14  of  the  periodic 
  table.  Twenty-six  isotopes  are  known  five  of  which  are  radioactive. 
  Chemically  reactive.  Combines  directly  with  chlorine  and  oxygen  and 
  displaces  hydrogen  from  dilute  acids. 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  Heb.  bedil  (Num.  31:22;  Ezek.  22:18,  20),  a  metal  well  known  in 
  ancient  times.  It  is  the  general  opinion  that  the  Phoenicians  of 
  Tyre  and  Sidon  obtained  their  supplies  of  tin  from  the  British 
  Isles.  In  Ezek.  27:12  it  is  said  to  have  been  brought  from 
  Tarshish,  which  was  probably  a  commercial  emporium  supplied  with 
  commodities  from  other  places.  In  Isa.  1:25  the  word  so  rendered 
  is  generally  understood  of  lead,  the  alloy  with  which  the  silver 
  had  become  mixed  (ver.  22).  The  fire  of  the  Babylonish  Captivity 
  would  be  the  means  of  purging  out  the  idolatrous  alloy  that  had 
  corrupted  the  people. 

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