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  • Noah shouted, blue eyes flint-hard, a tinge of hysteria in his voice.


  • A new study describes how the lowly sea urchin transforms calcium carbonate — the same material that forms "lime" deposits in pipes and boilers — into the crystals that make up the flint-hard shells and spines of marine animals.

    Sea Urchin Hold Secret of Biomineralization

  • "How far to the next town?" she asked over the dull clopping of hooves on flint-hard earth.


  • Freigr looks at Creslin, the bloodshot eyes still flint-hard.

    The Towers of the Sunset

  • I was looking at myself with flint-hard gray eyes.

    Garden of Shadows

  • Who could have told from his flint-hard eyes and cold words that for the first time in three years there was pity in his heart?

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin

  • “Neither do you,” Whit countered with a flint-hard smile.

    The Lancaster Men

  • Awareness came surging up in me-how deeply the religion of Islam had reached down into the mud to lift me up, to save me from being what I inevitably would have been: a dead criminal in a grave, or, if still alive, a flint-hard, bitter, thirty-seven-year-old convict in some penitentiary, or insane asylum.

    The Autobiography of Malcolm X

  • Rudeger the knight smote Gernot through his flint-hard helmet, that the blood brake out.

    The Fall of the Niebelungs

  • Through the flint-hard helmet,/that downward flowed the blood.

    The Nibelungenlied Translated into Rhymed English Verse in the Metre of the Original


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