(Tin"kling) n.

1. A tinkle, or succession of tinkles.

Drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds.

2. (Zoöl.) A grackle (Quiscalus crassirostris) native of Jamaica. It often associates with domestic cattle, and rids them of insects.

(Tin"man) n.; pl. Tinmen A manufacturer of tin vessels; a dealer in tinware.

(Tin"mouth`) n. (Zoöl.) The crappie. [U. S.]

(Tinned) a.

1. Covered, or plated, with tin; as, a tinned roof; tinned iron.

2. Packed in tin cases; canned; as, tinned meats. Cassell

(Tin"nen) a. Made or consisting of tin. [Obs.]

(Tin"ner) n.

1. One who works in a tin mine.

2. One who makes, or works in, tinware; a tinman.

(Tin"ni*ent) a. [L. tinniens, p. pr. of tinnire to ring, tinkle.] Emitting a clear sound. [Obs.]

(Tin"ning) n.

1. The act, art, or process of covering or coating anything with melted tin, or with tin foil, as kitchen utensils, locks, and the like.

2. The covering or lining of tin thus put on.

(||Tin*ni"tus) n. [L., fr. tinnire to jingle.] (Med.) A ringing, whistling, or other imaginary noise perceived in the ears; — called also tinnitus aurium.

(Tin"nock) n. (Zoöl.) The blue titmouse. [Prov. Eng.]

(Tin"ny) a. Pertaining to, abounding with, or resembling, tin. "The tinny strand." Drayton.

(Tin"sel) n. [F. étincelle a spark, OF. estincelle, L. scintilla. Cf. Scintillate, Stencil.]

1. A shining material used for ornamental purposes; especially, a very thin, gauzelike cloth with much gold or silver woven into it; also, very thin metal overlaid with a thin coating of gold or silver, brass foil, or the like.

Who can discern the tinsel from the gold?

2. Something shining and gaudy; something superficially shining and showy, or having a false luster, and more gay than valuable.

O happy peasant! O unhappy bard!
His the mere tinsel, hers the rich reward.

(Tin"sel), a. Showy to excess; gaudy; specious; superficial. "Tinsel trappings." Milton.

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