flint-knapping love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or method of breaking or chipping flints to desired forms.
  • Pertaining to the art of flaking and shaping flints.

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Examples

  • To learn new skills such as bow-making, flint-knapping and reindeer hunting.

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  • (Soundbite of banging) JOYCE: She studies flint-knapping, that's knapping with a silent K.

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  • In addition to taking part in the range of activities available during the week, visitors will have the chance to visit archaeological society and book stalls, and attend flint-knapping demonstrations.

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  • During the Epipaleolithic period, people visited the site, leaving behind a number of tools and some cores that suggest it was a temporarily occupied, but reguarly used, flint-knapping site.

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  • Learning flint-knapping wouldn't exactly be a waste of time.

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  • None of the boys or younger men had ever seen an expert flint-knapping toolmaker work, and few of the older men had ever seen one so skilled.

    The Plains of Passage

  • "Do you think I should take any flint-knapping tools, or flint blanks, in case a knife or something breaks?"

    The Plains of Passage

  • Ranec saw Ayla coming from the direction of the flint-knapping area.

    The Mammoth Hunters

  • She studies flint-knapping - the art of making stone tools the way our ancestors did.

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  • I went through a flint-knapping phase (five years old, plus school trip to archaolody museum while living in a flint area), and you can get a tolerably useful edge just by chucking a flint at a bigger rock until it shatters.

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