tin soldier

noun
a miniature toy soldier of cast metal, usually of lead.
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tin soldier
 
n
1.  a miniature toy soldier, usually made of lead
2.  a person who enjoys playing at being a soldier

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Resulting in straightening followed either by sit-all-day slouching or the rigidity of a tin soldier.
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