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tain

[teyn] /teɪn/
noun
1.
a thin tin plate.
2.
tin foil for the backs of mirrors.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < French: silvering, foil, aphetic variant of étain tin
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tain

/teɪn/
noun
1.
tinfoil used in backing mirrors
Word Origin
from French, from étain tin, from Old French estain, from Latin stagnum alloy of silver and lead; see stannum
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