One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The action of covering or coating something with tin.‘the board is then ready for drilling and tinning’
conserving, bottling, canning, potting, chilling, freezing, freeze-drying, quick-freezing, drying, desiccation, dehydrationView synonyms
- ‘About half the applied decoration is champlevé enamel and a further third tinning, a thin coating of a tin-rich alloy covering some or all of the brooch's surface (often erroneously described as silvering).’
- ‘Most of the original tinning has been scrubbed away with years of use, but you can see the original red enamel around the logo, and the handle is still bright red, just like a Spong handle should be.’
- ‘Additionally, his support of the Homestead Act and the Morrill Land Grant College Act made it easier for farmers to obtain land and further their agricultural tinning.’
- ‘Original tinning is steely grey in colour and if it is in good condition, it counts as a plus point when considering the value of the item.’
2Tin mining.‘high wages induced many Cornishmen to abandon husbandry for tinning’
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