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- n. The state or condition of being flinty.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being flinty; hardness; cruelty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being flinty; hardness; cruelty.
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ÂHe was licking stones to demonstrate minerality and flintiness in a white wine.
He was licking stones to demonstrate minerality and flintiness in a white wine.
For one reason: When he speaks about the economy, the issue most on Americans' minds, he conveys depth of knowledge, the sense that he genuinely understands how to promote growth, and the flintiness to take the fight to President Obama.
Then, when the ENT surgeons showed me on the scan where "about a billion cells" of cancer, product of malignant cells remaining from the earlier surgery, were now clustered --- at the base of the throat and under my left ear, in the lymph nodes --- with a new flintiness in my voice I told them they had my permission to "get it all and kill it dead, dead, dead."
This flintiness combined with the grape's natural freshness, together with the correctly created alcoholic level, results in a wine which is perfectly balanced.
There was always a certain toughness about him, a stony aloofness, a quality Uncle Merlin likes to call “flintiness.”
He smiles and half-laughs, but you feel the flintiness beneath: cool, intense, determined, unassailable.
As it happens, such flintiness serves the company well.
It was then that I was introduced to the flintiness and judgementalism of the same group of white, conservative, Republican men.
As I sipped and ate, Narsai told us about how the wine with its lean flintiness was chosen to compliment the dish.