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  • v. Present participle of flint.
  • n. The act of making a flint tool.


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  • Hillary Clinton faces a real danger of just flinting from crisis to crisis to crisis and not being able to just focus and drill down on the policy priorities that she may pick out to do.

    CNN Transcript Dec 2, 2008

  • Then I heard shoe leather flinting the cobbles in sparks.

    The Machineries of Joy

  • As soon as they were out of sight Bob went off for a pike, and his father, first new-flinting his firelock, proceeded to don his uniform, pipe-claying his breeches with such cursory haste as to bespatter his black gaiters with the same ornamental compound.

    The Trumpet-Major

  • To a scrimpy and screwy man, of the type most abundant, such a position would have done a deal of harm, shutting him up into his own shell harder, and flinting its muricated horns against the world.

    Springhaven : a Tale of the Great War

  • They'd enter an area, "use flinting (a skill) on rock (an item found in the game world)" (this would get them their first knife or spearhead), use knife on wood (this would get them their first staff), use spearhead on staff (this would get them their first spear) and keep doing that to figure out what each item does to other items.

    Mises Dailies


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