Tain meaning

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A type of paper-thin tin plate.
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Tinfoil used as a backing for mirrors.
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(obsolete) Thin tin plate.
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(obsolete) Tin foil for mirrors.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of tain

French alteration of étain tin from Late Latin stannum stannic