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tin soldier

noun
1.
a miniature toy soldier of cast metal, usually of lead.
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  • The only two who did not stir from their places were the tin-soldier and the little Dancer.

    The Yellow Fairy Book Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
  • But the tin-soldier was silent, and grasped his gun more firmly.

    The Yellow Fairy Book Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
  • But there the steadfast little tin-soldier lay full length, shouldering his gun.

    The Yellow Fairy Book Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
  • That touched the tin-soldier, he was nearly going to shed tin-tears; but that would not have been fitting for a soldier.

    The Yellow Fairy Book Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
  • Billy dropped his tin-soldier on the ground and ran in to help his mother wipe the dishes.

    The Grasshopper Stories Elizabeth Davis Leavitt
  • He had laid his tin-soldier on the grass, though the little tin-soldier had been sleeping all morning and felt like a march.

    The Grasshopper Stories Elizabeth Davis Leavitt
British Dictionary definitions for tin-soldier

tin soldier

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