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Tin

A Burmese unit of volume approximately equivalent to 40.9 liters.

TIN

References in classic literature ?
One after another the four tins on board were opened.
Tossing overboard bits of wood, bottles and empty tins, Captain Van Horn ordered the eight eager boat's crew with rifles to turn loose.
With a piece of tin she sawed off all her hair close to the scalp.
Forward then they set, the Indians with their horses well freighted, and the first load convoyed by Reed and five men, well armed; the gallant Irishman striding along at the head, with his tin case of despatches glittering on his back.
Dorothy looked at him in amazement, and so did the Scarecrow, while Toto barked sharply and made a snap at the tin legs, which hurt his teeth.
Then Harris tried to open the tin with a pocket-knife, and broke the knife and cut himself badly; and George tried a pair of scissors, and the scissors flew up, and nearly put his eye out.
Perhaps it would, to those who eat," remarked the Tin Woodman.
Does the Tin Woodman keep any Flutterbudgets or Rigmaroles at his castle?
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.
Whenever he lost an arm or a leg he had it replaced with tin; so after a while he was all tin.
They're nice people," she continued, as the little party began walking toward the group of trees, "and I came here once with my friends the Scarecrow, and the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, to fight a wicked witch who had made all the Winkies her slaves.
Why, your impossible stories about animals that can talk, and a tin woodman who is alive, and a scarecrow who can think.