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Tin foil   /tɪn fɔɪl/   Listen
Tin foil

noun
1.
Foil made of tin or an alloy of tin and lead.  Synonym: tinfoil.
2.
Foil made of aluminum.  Synonyms: aluminium foil, aluminum foil.






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"Tin foil" Quotes from Famous Books



... insisted on having, like Rajah Rasalu, a coat of mail; so Foster-mother had made him a tight-fitting corselet of silver tissue, in which he looked very fine indeed, as he stood brandishing a wooden sword covered with tin foil. ...
— The Adventures of Akbar • Flora Annie Steel

... fragments of clinker, gathered from stove and grate, and held firmly together by cement. Nothing could have reproduced so exactly the rough reddish stone of which the old Sleepy Hollow Church is built. The window-glass is represented by carefully framed pieces of tin foil; the gray stone of the gate-posts is imitated by sand rubbed on wooden pillars with a coating of cement. The streets are paved in much the same clever fashion. The well, the pond, the stream, are filled with water each day by the chatelaine's own careful hands. Many of the mimic creatures, ...
— The Aldine, Vol. 5, No. 1., January, 1872 - A Typographic Art Journal • Various

... called block tin, is a soft white metal with a silver-like appearance and luster; it melts readily (235 deg.) and is somewhat lighter than copper, having a density of 7.3. It is quite malleable and can be rolled out into very thin sheets, forming tin foil; most tin foil, however, contains a ...
— An Elementary Study of Chemistry • William McPherson

... results in the production of an electrical charge. Herr S. Kalischer has renewed his investigations upon this point, and believes that he has proved that no electricity results from such condensation. Atmospheric vapor was condensed upon a vessel coated with tin foil, filled with ice, carefully insulated, and connected with a very sensitive electrometer. No evidence could be obtained of electricity.—Ann. der ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 586, March 26, 1887 • Various



Words linked to "Tin foil" :   al, aluminium foil, aluminium, tin, aluminum, Sn, atomic number 13, atomic number 50, foil



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