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tin cup

noun
1.
a cup made out of tin, especially one used by beggars to solicit money.
2.
a request for unearned money:
holding out a tin cup to the government.
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  • The tin cup was meant for catching quarters, though it too often held nickels.
  • Then he wrung the sweat from it and let it drip into an old tin cup.
  • Under a fern lies the same tin cup that rattled at your hip for three years.
  • Drop a tin cup on the floor, and it will flex a little bit and bounce back into shape, small dents notwithstanding.
  • He pulled out his tin cup, thrust it under the blood spurting out from the reindeer's wounds and drank it before it froze.
  • They collected the blood in the same tin cup from which they drank their water rations.
  • We should not have a tin cup out for something as important as the arts in this country, the richest in the world.
  • Both her organ and tin cup can still be viewed at the church.
  • Every pupil in that school had a little tin cup with a number on it.

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