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Salt of tin


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Salt of tin (Dyeing) stannous chloride, especially so called when used as a mordant.
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In literature:

In one of the provision cases there was still a solitary Stavanger tin, containing salt beef and peas.
"The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2" by Roald Amundsen
Orfila says that several persons on one occasion dressed their dinner with chloride of tin, mistaking it for salt.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 446, July 19, 1884" by Various
Bake the tomatoes in a tin with the butter and a dredging of pepper and salt.
"The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book" by Thomas R. Allinson
With the exception of the condensed milk, every article examined was contaminated with salts of tin.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891" by Various
Louis, looking pleased with himself, produced a tin of Eno's Fruit Salt.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
Lay thin slices of salt pork upon a buttered tin sheet, and spread thin slices of salt pork upon it.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
Packard made his own sandwich, found the salt, poured a tin cup of coffee.
"Man to Man" by Jackson Gregory
The average load of salt, coal, copper, zinc, and tin is 200lbs.
"An Australian in China" by George Ernest Morrison
They took along just a loaf of bread and a small tin in which butter, salt and pepper were packed.
"Bob Hunt in Canada" by George W. Orton
Won't a bit of mutton be guid after so much salt and tinned beef?
"Fitz the Filibuster" by George Manville Fenn
So that we might march quickly I decided to abandon one bag of flour and eight tins of salt butter.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
A small tin basin, a package of sea salt, and a special wash rag are the requisites for a morning eye bath.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
I shall first sprinkle some water on this piece of tin-foil, and then some of the salt.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
They were a crock of salt, a tin of soda and a porcelain pitcher of water.
"Here and Now Story Book" by Lucy Sprague Mitchell
Lay the mushrooms in a tin dish, put a small piece of butter on the top of each, and season with pepper and salt.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
As no one had had time to fish, they dined on tinned corned beef, which Ace, the cook for the day, made the mistake of salting.
"Unexplored!" by Allen Chaffee
Happily, salts of tin have but little physiological action.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
Tin was named after Jupiter from his brilliancy, the compounds of tin being called jovial salts.
"The Seven Follies of Science [2nd ed.]" by John Phin
Into it put some salts of tin, alum and cream of tartar.
"Peggy Owen Patriot" by Lucy Foster Madison
On the table stood a rusty tin cup, a bottle of vinegar, a pepper-box, and a cup of dingy salt.
"My Fire Opal, and Other Tales" by Sarah Warner Brooks

In poetry:

Dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack,
Butting through the Channel in the mad March days,
With a cargo of Tyne coal,
Road-rails, pig-lead,
Firewood, iron-ware, and cheap tin trays.
"Cargoes" by John Masefield

In news:

When I lived in Astoria, I frequented Greek markets for basic pantry goods, like big tins of deeply green extra virgin olive oil made from Kalamata olives, Greek yogurt, and salted anchovies.