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Definition of Flint
FlintFlint Flint, n. [AS. flint, akin to Sw. flinta, Dan. flint;
cf. OHG. flins flint, G. flinte gun (cf. E. flintlock), perh.
akin to Gr. ? brick. Cf. Plinth.]
1. (Min.) A massive, somewhat impure variety of quartz, in
color usually of a gray to brown or nearly black, breaking
with a conchoidal fracture and sharp edge. It is very
hard, and strikes fire with steel.
2. A piece of flint for striking fire; -- formerly much used,
esp. in the hammers of gun locks.
3. Anything extremely hard, unimpressible, and unyielding,
like flint. ``A heart of flint.' --Spenser.
Flint age. (Geol.) Same as Stone age, under Stone.
Flint brick, a fire made principially of powdered silex.
Flint glass. See in the Vocabulary.
Flint implements (Arch[ae]ol.), tools, etc., employed by
men before the use of metals, such as axes, arrows,
spears, knives, wedges, etc., which were commonly made of
flint, but also of granite, jade, jasper, and other hard
(a) (Pottery) A mill in which flints are ground.
(b) (Mining) An obsolete appliance for lighting the miner
at his work, in which flints on a revolving wheel were
made to produce a shower of sparks, which gave light,
but did not inflame the fire damp. --Knight.
Flint stone, a hard, siliceous stone; a flint.
Flint wall, a kind of wall, common in England, on the face
of which are exposed the black surfaces of broken flints
set in the mortar, with quions of masonry.
Liquor of flints, a solution of silica, or flints, in
To skin a flint, to be capable of, or guilty of, any
expedient or any meanness for making money. [Colloq.]
Meaning of Flint from wikipedia
is a sedimentary cryptocrystalline
form of the mineral
as the variety
is the largest
city and seat of Genesee
County, Michigan, United
States. Located along
River, 66 miles
(106 km) northwest
of Detroit, it...
- The Flint water crisis
is a public health crisis
in 2014, after
the drinking water source
for the city of Flint
was changed. In...
- Keith Charles Flint
1969 – 4 March
2019) was an English
racer. He was a founding member
of the electronic...
corn (Zea mays var. indurata; also known
corn or sometimes calico
corn) is a variant
of maize, the same species
- Caroline Louise Flint
(born 20 September
1961) is a British Labour Party politician
(MP) for Don Valley
from 1997 to...
- Sir Douglas Jardine Flint
, CBE (born 8 July 1955) is a Scottish banking businessman
and former Group Chairman
of HSBC Holdings. He served
from 2010 to...
is a 2017 television drama
on the Flint water crisis
, Michigan. Directed
Beresford, it premiered
- The Flint
Hills, historically known
as Bluestem Pastures
or Blue Stem Hills, are a region
in eastern Kansas
and north-central Oklahoma named
for the abundant...
(Welsh: Y Fflint) is a town and community
in Flintshire, Wales, lying
on the estuary
of the River
Dee. It was formerly
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