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Meaning of FLINT

Pronunciation:  flint, flint

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  1. [n]  a city in southeast central Michigan near Detroit; automobile manufacturing
  2. [n]  a river in western Georgia that flows generally south to join the Chattahoochee River at the Florida border where they form the Apalachicola River
  3. [n]  a hard kind of stone; a form of silica more opaque than chalcedony

FLINT is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: Flint River
 See Also: city, Empire State of the South, firestone, flintstone, GA, Georgia, Great Lakes State, gunflint, metropolis, MI, Michigan, Peach State, river, silica, silicon dioxide, silicon oxide, urban center, Wolverine State



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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

{Flint mill}.
   (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.]

Easton Bible Dictionary

abounds in all the plains and valleys of the wilderness of the forty years' wanderings. In Isa. 50:7 and Ezek. 3:9 the expressions, where the word is used, means that the "Messiah would be firm and resolute amidst all contempt and scorn which he would meet; that he had made up his mind to endure it, and would not shrink from any kind or degree of suffering which would be necessary to accomplish the great work in which he was engaged." (Comp. Ezek. 3:8, 9.) The words "like a flint" are used with reference to the hoofs of horses (Isa. 5:28).

 Definition: a microcrystalline silicate rock similar to chert, used for the manufacture of flaked stone tools. Color most commonly gray, honey-brown, or black.
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