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An airtight metal container used for storing biscuits:‘he raided the biscuit tin in the kitchen’
- ‘Tea revolved around the contents of the biscuit tins.’
- ‘He lets the protagonists harangue each other for as long as it takes to make himself a cup of tea and rifle the biscuit tin.’
- ‘Help yourself to the digestives in the biscuit-tin.’
- ‘Having less than seven hours' sleep can stimulate hunger, so no wonder we hit the biscuit tin at teatime.’
- ‘I'll put the milk in the cups, you raid the biscuit tin.’
- ‘When you are feeling frayed, don't reach for the biscuit tin.’
- ‘There is no other money hidden in the club biscuit tin.’
- ‘Mum is going to watch television with a cup of camomile tea and Dad's biscuit tin within reach.’
- ‘The food is stored in a biscuit tin under the hamster's cage.’
- ‘I reached for the gold-foil wrapped biscuit in the festive biscuit tin.’
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