tain


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tain

 (tān)
n.
1. A type of paper-thin tin plate.
2. Tinfoil used as a backing for mirrors.

[French, alteration of étain, tin, from Late Latin stannum; see stannic.]

tain

(teɪn)
n
(Metallurgy) tinfoil used in backing mirrors
[from French, from étain tin, from Old French estain, from Latin stagnum alloy of silver and lead; see stannum]
References in classic literature ?
In the Book of the Dun Cow, and in another old book called the Book of Leinster, there is written the great Irish legend called the Tain Bo Chuailgne or the Cattle Raid of Cooley.
And on the recommendation of a cer tain Schomberg, the proprietor of the smaller of the two hotels in the place, I engaged a Chinaman.
The tiny white cur tains and the greenery of flower pots behind the glass completed the resemblance.
But the lieutenant suppressed the man who wished to fist fight, and the tall cap- tain, flushing at the little fanfare of the red- bearded one, was obliged to look intently at some trees.
And so they rode and came into a deep valley full of stones, and thereby they saw a fair stream of water; above thereby was the head of the stream, a fair foun- tain, and three damsels sitting thereby.
Cer- tain vague desires that had been invading her body were swept away and she sat up very straight on the bench.
In consequence of cer- tain events of no particular significance, except to my- self, I had been appointed to the command only a fortnight before.
prolific " Graham Noble said: "Very sad news, he was a great coach for a lot of us young lads in the Tain area and made us all better players, and also a great man.
He said: "Police Scotland can confirm that just before 6pm last night, we received a call from the Scottish Ambulance Service reporting an incident at the RAF Tain firing range involving members from the Armed Forces who were on a training exercise.
An Army spokeswoman said: "We are aware of an incident at the Tain base, near Inverness.
Com uma leitura bastante completa do campo das tecnologias reprodutivas, o livro de Laurence Tain e preciso ao acrescentar uma miriade de dimensoes envoltas no "fabricar filhos" em laboratorios.
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