tinman

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tinman

n, pl -men
1. (Professions) someone who works with tin or makes things from tin
2. a human figurine, such as a toy soldier, made from tin
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They reached the grand tin entrance to the tin castle, and the Tin Woodman himself came running out of the door to embrace little Dorothy and give her a glad welcome.
But the axe slipped so often and cut off parts of him--which he had replaced with tin--that finally there was no flesh left, nothing but tin; so he became a real tin woodman.
The Tin Woodman received Princess Dorothy's party with much grace and cordiality, yet the little girl decided that something must be worrying with her old friend, because he was not so merry as usual.
Why, our old friend has just moved into his new mansion," explained the Tin Woodman.
The Tin Woodman gave a sigh of satisfaction and lowered his axe, which he leaned against the tree.
The Tin Woodman appeared to think deeply for a moment.
AFTER the publication of "The Wonderful Wizard of OZ" I began to receive letters from children, telling me of their pleasure in reading the story and asking me to "write something more" about the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman.
Finally I promised one little girl, who made a long journey to see me and prefer her request, -- and she is a "Dorothy," by the way -- that when a thousand little girls had written me a thousand little letters asking for the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman I would write the book, Either little Dorothy was a fairy in disguise, and waved her magic wand, or the success of the stage production of "The Wizard of OZ" made new friends for the story, For the thousand letters reached their destination long since -- and many more followed them.
The Tin Woodman is very kind-hearted," was the reply, "and he hates to see any living thing hurt in any way.
Once," said Dorothy, "the Tin Woodman stepped on a beetle and killed the little creature.
I'm trying to defend you," remonstrated the Tin Woodman.
Then she must hurry up," said the Tin Woodman, impatiently.