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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Block-tin tin in the form of blocks or ingots
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Widely spread, but acc. to Skeat, of Celt. origin, Gael. ploc, Old Ir. blog, a fragment. See Plug.


In literature:

The large block-tin box I gave Kamrasi, as part of his hongo, was, I heard, called Mzungu, or the white man, by him.
"The Discovery of the Source of the Nile" by John Hanning Speke
We washed in a tin bowl on a block outside the door.
"Sisters" by Ada Cambridge
He discovered how hard the lid of a block-tin case was to sit upon.
"Lord Jim" by Joseph Conrad
Then put the pounded meat into a large potting can of block tin with a cover.
"Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches" by Eliza Leslie
It consists of four pieces, the whole being made of block tin.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 595, May 28, 1887" by Various
It was a flask of liquor with a block-tin tumbler screwed upon the mouth.
"Twice Told Tales" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
This was a half-circular piece of tin, perforated with a punch from the concave side, and nailed by its edges to a block of wood.
"Life & Times of Col. Daniel Boone" by Cecil B. Hartley
Small rectangular blocks weighing less than four ounces and wrapped in tin foil.
"The Complete Book of Cheese" by Robert Carlton Brown
There is no one to play with his blocks, or his tin horses, or his pretty rabbit.
"The Nest in the Honeysuckles, and other Stories" by Various
There were blocks, and linen picture-books, and a red tin wagon full of small rag-dolls, about on the floor.
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
An old baseball or where this is not procurable, a tin can or a block of wood, may be used.
"School, Church, and Home Games" by George O. Draper
Britannia, pewter, and block tin in table use are polished the same as silver.
"The Complete Home" by Various
The kettles are made of block-tin, and frying-pans also, as these are much more light and portable than those made of iron.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
The tubing is a block tin pipe, encased with iron, eighty-five feet in length and two inches in diameter.
"Saratoga and How to See It" by R. F. Dearborn
It must be quite cold when used for gelatine work or the goods will come out of the tins in a solid block.
"The Candy Maker's Guide" by Fletcher Manufacturing Company
There was likewise a small quantity of block tin, sheet tin, and solder.
"Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest" by George Borrow
About half a block in advance of this crazy throng rushed a frantic man, with a red shirt and a tin trumpet.
"The History and Records of the Elephant Club" by Knight Russ Ockside and Q. K. Philander Doesticks
Black sauce pans, lined with tin or with porcelain; tin sauce pans, thin ones, and thick ones made of block tin.
"A Course of Lectures on the Principles of Domestic Economy and Cookery" by Juliet Corson
Cream: put in a block-tin saucepan three tablespoonfuls of sugar, two of flour, four yolks of eggs, and mix well with a wooden spoon.
"Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks" by Pierre Blot
If the bullets are to be hardened, "block tin," which may be had at any hardware store is alloyed with the lead.
"Pistol and Revolver Shooting" by A. L. A. Himmelwright