Tooth and Egg

A corruption of Tutanag, a Chinese word for spelter, the metal of which canisters are made, and tea-chests lined. It is a mixture of English lead and tin from Quintang.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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