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  • 2 The air will also ring with loud notes that have been syllabled tinker, tinker, tinker, while other notes in a different key, something like djepp, djepp, djepp rapidly uttered, may be heard as if in response.
  • Secondly, when sophistry had begun to fall into contempt, the political rhetorician Isocrates claimed for himself the time-honoured designation of philosopher, " herein," says Plato, " resembling some tinker, bald-pated and short of stature, who, having made money, knocks off his chains, goes to the bath, buys a new suit, and then takes advantage of the poverty and desolation of his master's daughter to urge upon her his odious addresses " (Rep. vi.
  • Tinker, The Translations of Beowulf, 1903).
  • Tinker (1902) in prose.
  • Tom Hyde, the tinker, standing on the gallows, was asked if he had anything to say.

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