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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tint n.  A slight coloring. Specifically: --
 (a) A pale or faint tinge of any color.
    Or blend in beauteous tints the colored mass.   --Pope.
    Their vigor sickens, and their tints decline.   --Harte.
 (b) A color considered with reference to other very similar colors; as, red and blue are different colors, but two shades of scarlet are different tints.
 (c) Engraving A shaded effect produced by the juxtaposition of many fine parallel lines.
 Tint tool Eng., a species of graver used for cutting the parallel lines which produce tints in engraving.