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- n. Plural form of flint.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of flint.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Refuse barley in making malt.
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The flints might be a problem, but he could ask Yual about that before he started.
His arms got stiff with the labour of lifting up shovelful after shovelful of heavy mud to plaster the side of the ditch, his feet turned cold as "flints," and the sickly smell of the slime upset his stomach so that when he tried to eat his bread and cheese he could not.
In plowing, thousands of pieces as large as "flints" are turned up.
The Lexicon also points to the very few "flints," or errors in the continuity of the story, that appear in the
Relatively speaking, Mountain Pass — whose rare-earth deposits were discovered in 1949 — is not too radioactive, and through the 1950s the ore was mostly used to make flints for lighters.
I picture the old ones sitting around their mammoth-dung fire, chipping away at their flints in the fire light and planning tomorrow's hunt ...
All that experience and practice can teach he had still to learn: if he chipped flints, he doubtless chipped them clumsily enough.
The wealth of nations is built upon biodiversity: even the oil, coal, peat, chalk and flints dug from the ground were once living tissue.
Just don't forget to periodically replace those Zippo flints.
The Militia Act of 1792, signed by George (The Communist) Washington, mandated (unfunded) that nearly every “free able-bodied white male citizen” between 18 and 45 “provide himself with a good musket or firelock, a sufficient bayonet and belt, two spare flints, and a knapsack, a pouch with a box therein to contain not less than twenty-four cartridges, …”
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