Mudcat Café message #3769927 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48317   Message #3769927
Posted By: Joe_F
01-Feb-16 - 03:05 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sheath and Knife
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sheath and Knife
"Tint" is the past tense of "to tine". According to the OED, its surviving meaning (northern & Scottish) is "to lose", but it also used to mean "to ruin".