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  • adj. comparative form of flinty: more flinty


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  • It's not fair to compare Oliver to Frost, who had more music and humor in him and a flintier, more compact diction than any poet who's had to follow him out into the woods and fields and wilds of New England.

    Surely the sea is the most beautiful fact in our universe, but you won't find a fisherman who will say so...

  • The vineyards higher on the hill, like Le Caillerets and Champ Gains, tend to yield somewhat more structured, flintier wines while those lower down, contiguous with B tard, tend to be rounder, though still marked by a mineral note.

    The Grace Kelly of Wines

  • Here's what I think: The real Peggy Olson would be flintier and snarkier.

    Sheila Weller: Mad Hopes for the Mad Men Women

  • Rive Gauche used to be much more aldehydic, much flintier, which gave it a frosty aspect, not quite as apparent in the newer version.

    Rive Gauche

  • "He's unavailable," Tigh said in a voice that was even flintier than usual.

    Battlestar Galactica

  • And you know, there's the crotchety curmudgeon and the colder, harder, flintier, kind of businessman.

    CNN Transcript Dec 19, 2004

  • His hard little face looked flintier than ever and Scarlett was in a quandary.

    Gone with the Wind

  • Lagarde, an unabashed free marketer, takes a much flintier approach to the crisis. News

  • He was flintier and more commanding than his media image led to me expect.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Think Free are a mix of catchy new originals and revamped versions of older pieces that Allison wrote for his chamber-jazz combo Medicine Wheel, and onstage I expect this quintet to dig in a little harder than they do on disc, with longer solos and a flintier attack.

    Chicago Reader


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