Flint

A quartz with a high silica content that produces a conchoidal fracture when chipped. It is usually found in association with chalk, limestone, and other rock deposits which contain lime. It commonly occurs in small ovoid nodules as well as in larger veins. Impure flint is known as chert, which varies widely as to texture, color, grain, and knappin......

Flint

A maize (Zea mays indurata) having usually rounded kernels with a hard outer layer.

Flint

a type of stone favored for making stone tools because of its ability to fracture (like glass) in predictable and controllable ways

flint

the name frequently given to chert, especially that which is dark gray to nearly black and dully lustrous; in the past it was used rather widely for artifacts.
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Flint

Microcrystalline quartz (SiO2) found in chalk. Chert is the equivalent in any other rock, i.e. flint is chert.
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Flint

[n] - a hard kind of stone 2. [n] - a river in western Georgia that flows generally south to join the Chattahoochee River at the Florida border where they form the Apalachicola River 3. [n] - a city in southeast central Michigan near Detroit
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Flint

Nodules of stone found in layers in chalk deposits, extracted by digging or mining. Flint can be worked by splitting into shards, then shaped using percussion or pressure flaking. Uses: Tools - cutting blades, scrapers, axe heads Weapons - arrow heads, spear heads. Fire - struck on iron to produce a spark
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flint

Compact, hard, brittle mineral (a variety of chert), brown, black, or grey in colour, found as nodules in limestone or shale deposits. It consists of cryptocrystalline (grains too small to be...
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Flint

Flint is a glassy stone, which was commonly used in the prehistoric periods to make tools, such as microliths. In the Post-Medieval period gun-flints were made. It can be easily shaped by knocking it against other stone, bone or wood. The earliest flint tools were made in the Palaeolithic, but most flint tools were made in the Mesolithic and Neolit...
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Flint

A hard silicate rock found in the form of nodules in chalk geology. When fractured it exhibits a dark, glassy surface. knapped fling has been deliberately fractured to give a shiny surface that can be used ornamentally. See also flushwork.
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Flint

a pure form of silica found in clay, but most frequently in the chalk deposits of south east England. Very hard and easily split, it has long been used as a building material, only dying out as brick became more widely available. A product of glacial action, flints are usually small and roun...
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Flint

See flint.
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Flint

Flint noun [ Anglo-Saxon flint , akin to Swedish flinta , Danish flint ; confer Old High German flins flint, German flinte gun (cf. English flint lock), perhaps akin to Greek ... brick. Confer Plinth .] 1. (Min.) A massive, somewhat imp...
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flint

1. <chemical> A massive, somewhat impure variety of quartz, in colour usually of a gray to brown or nearly black, breaking with a conchoidal fracture and sharp edge. It is very hard, and strikes fire with steel. ... 2. A piece of flint for striking fire; formerly much used, especially. In the hammers of gun locks. ... 3. Anything extremely ha...
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Flint

• (n.) Anything extremely hard, unimpressible, and unyielding, like flint. • (n.) A massive, somewhat impure variety of quartz, in color usually of a gray to brown or nearly black, breaking with a conchoidal fracture and sharp edge. It is very hard, and strikes fire with steel. • (n.) A piece of flint for striking fire; -- formerly m...
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flint

(from the article `chert and flint`) very fine-grained quartz (q.v.), a silica mineral with minor impurities. Several varieties are included under the general term chert: jasper, ... ...remains of radiolarians settle to the ocean floor and form radiolarian ooze. When the ocean bottom is lifted and transformed into land, the ooze ... ...
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Flint

city, seat (1836) of Genesee county, eastern Michigan, U.S. It lies along the Flint River, 60 miles (100 km) northwest of Detroit. It originated in ...
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Flint

The USS Flint was an American San Diego Class light cruiser of 6000 tons displacement launched in 1944. The USS Flint had a top speed of 35 knots and carried a complement of 597. She was armed with twelve 5 inch dual-purpose guns; twenty-eight 40 mm anti-aircraft guns; twelve 20 mm anti-aircraft guns and eight 21 inch torpedo tubes arranged in two ...
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Flint

Chalcedony
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Flint

[Amtrak station] Baggage cannot be checked at this location; however, up to two suitcases in addition to any `personal items` such as briefcases, purses, laptop bags, and infant equipment are allowed on board as carry-ons. ...
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flint

flint, variety of quartz that commonly occurs in rounded nodules and whose crystal structure is not visible to the naked eye. Flint is dark gray, smoky brown, or black in color; pale gray flint is called chert. When found in chalk or in other rocks containing lime, the nodules frequently have a whit...
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Flint

Flint, Welsh Fflint, town (1981 pop. 11,398), Flintshire, NE Wales, on the Dee estuary. Flint has industries that produce rayon, nylon, paper, and clothing. The castle, built c.1300, was the scene of Richard II's submission to Bolingbroke in 1399.
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Flint

Flint, city (1990 pop. 140,761), seat of Genesee co., SE Mich., on the Flint River; inc. 1855. Since 1902 it has been an automobile-manufacturing centers. The General Motors Corp. had its beginnings (1908) in Flint, where many major automobile makers (Chrysler, Chevrolet, Nash, Champion, Buick) also...
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Flint

Flint, river: see Chattahoochee, river.
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Flint

Flint is a massive compact variety of quartz comprised of fine grained silica. It is usually grey to brown or nearly black in colour and breaks with a conchoidal fracture and sharp edge. It is amorphous, and usually occurs in nodules or rounded lumps. Its surface is generally uneven, and covered with a whitish rind or crust, the result of weatherin...
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