EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TINNING
And you know, the tinning of salmon was “progress” as much at least as the building of the Titanic.
The use of muriatic acid in tinning the iron is not recommended.
This method of tinning the ferrule will spoil the wiping solder.
The tinning must be thoroughly done, or it will come off and have to be re-tinned.
In Baltimore as many as 10,000 persons are employed in tinning this bivalve.
My eldest brother went to learn the tinning business of the Major's workmen.
Pliny says, that the Romans learned the method of tinning their culinary vessels from the Gauls.
The Bituriges worked in iron, and were acquainted with the art of tinning.
Stagnare occurs often for tinning, as stagnator does for a tin-founder.
Upon inspecting the boilers, my first fear was realized—there was nothing but copper—all the tinning had worn away.
Old English tin, from Proto-Germanic *tinom (cf. Middle Dutch and Dutch tin, Old High German zin, German Zinn, Old Norse tin), of unknown origin, not found outside Germanic.
Other Indo-European languages often have separate words for "tin" as a raw metal and "tin plate;" e.g. French étain, fer-blanc. Pliny refers to tin as plumbum album "white lead," and for centuries it was regarded as a form of silver debased by lead.
The chemical symbol Sn is from Late Latin stannum (see stannic). Tin-type in photography is from 1864. Tin ear "lack of musical discernment" is from 1909. Tin Lizzie "early Ford, especially a Model T," first recorded 1915.