Black tin

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(Mining) tin ore (cassiterite), when dressed, stamped and washed, ready for smelting. It is in the form of a black powder, like fine sand.

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References in classic literature ?
she inquired, pointing to the rows of black tin boxes which lined the walls.
Limited Tenders are invited for Supply of Polish Leather Black Tin 14615, Paint RFU Black Ltrs 1026.
Lives from a Black Tin Box by Prudence Bell, Ronald Clements Authentic Media, PS8.
The long room, filled with gleaming glass display cases, has an original black tin ceiling and is painted in an earthy shade of clay that highlights the backlit, sometimes menacing figures.
There were also three clear glass jars full of pasta--one large, one medium, and one small--as well as a black tin with the label "I cannot know.
The Swedish band, with Andrew Wyatt, clearly aren't short of ideas: Paddling Out sounds like Fatboy Slim's Praise You on speed, while Black Tin Box is a space-age take on the dark electro of The Knife.
Eventually, the bath will begin to plate black tin, and until recently, there has been no way to predict when the bath would begin to plate black tin.
Graham Smith who virtually lives on Ravensthorpe's doorstep caught steadily on a floating line and a green and black tin head.
An exquisite black tin created for Tsarine Champagne's "CuvE[umlaut]e Blanc de Blanc MillesimE[umlaut]" received the Silver award in the Consumer Appeal category.
THIS cake comes in a smart looking black tin and has a simple but pretty holly and berries decoration.
we'll get you a dinner service in this (points at black tin cup).