from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A flint used with a steel for striking fire.
  • n. Iron pyrites: so called because it strikes fire with steel. See pyrites.
  • n. A stone which resists the action of fire; especially, a kind of sandstone used in fireplaces: same as malmrock.
  • n. An incendiary composition employed to set fire to ships, buildings, etc.


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