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  • n. Plural form of gunflint.


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  • Display cases of artifacts from the excavation contain beads made from glass, wood and shells; copper projectile points; combs made of horn; funeral pipes; pottery sherds, some made of buff earthenware with a green glaze may have come from Sadirac in France; bear teeth; gunflints; arrowheads; and animal bones.

    Montreal Underground

  • Given that the largest population group occupying the area from 1755 to 1783 was British soldiers, it is somewhat surprising that there were exceptionally few military or arms related artifacts, except for a few lead musket balls and gunflints.

    The City Hall Park Project - Artifact Summary

  • We recovered lots of English gunflints, characterized by a translucent honey color, that probably came from your part of the would.

    Blade Manufacture

  • In terms of gunflints, some years ago I ran a test excavation project at an 1840s fur trade post - Ft.

    Blade Manufacture

  • In the corner behind the door, shining hob-nailed shoes stood in a row under the slab of the washstand, near a bottle of oil with a feather stuck in its mouth; a Matthieu Laensberg lay on the dusty mantelpiece amid gunflints, candle-ends, and bits of amadou.

    Madame Bovary

  • An ounce of gunpowder having been found in the morning, was dried in the sun during the day, which was very fine; a steel, gunflints, and tinder made also a part of the same parcel.

    Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy A weird series of tales of shipwreck and disaster, from the earliest part of the century to the present time, with accounts of providential escapes and heart-rending fatalities.

  • No skinflint vender of wooden nutmegs, leather pumpkin-seeds, horn gunflints, shoe-peg oats, huckleberry-leaf tea, bass-wood cheeses, or white-oak hams, ever hankered more for a trade.

    Lights and Shadows in Confederate Prisons A Personal Experience, 1864-5

  • I have seen, in the possession of the Rev.Dr. David Aitken, Edinburgh, a square-shaped bottle of thick and pretty clear glass, which was one of several of the same sort accidentally dug up some few years ago at Philiphaugh, in a place where there were also many buried gunflints.

    The Life of John Milton

  • Laensberg lay on the dusty mantelpiece amid gunflints, candle-ends, and bits of amadou.

    Madame Bovary

  • A project to map the battlefields of the Pequot War is bringing those musket balls, gunflints and arrowheads into the sunlight for the first time in centuries.

    WBAY Action 2 News


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