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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. a hard kind of stone; a form of silica more opaque than chalcedony;

2. a river in western Georgia that flows generally south to join the Chattahoochee River at the Florida border where they form the Apalachicola River;
[syn: Flint, Flint River]

3. a city in southeast central Michigan near Detroit; automobile manufacturing;


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings;
- Example: "his flinty gaze"
- Example: "the child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart"
[syn: flinty, flint, granitic, obdurate, stony]

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5 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flint \Flint\, n. [AS. flint, akin to Sw. flinta, Dan. flint; cf. OHG. flins flint, G. flinte gun (cf. E. flintlock), perh. akin to Gr. ? brick. Cf. Plinth.] 1. (Min.) 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A piece of flint for striking fire; -- formerly much used, esp. in the hammers of gun locks. [1913 Webster] 3. Anything extremely hard, unimpressible, and unyielding, like flint. "A heart of flint." --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Flint age. (Geol.) Same as Stone age, under Stone. Flint brick, a fire made principially of powdered silex. Flint glass. See in the Vocabulary. Flint implements (Arch[ae]ol.), tools, etc., employed by men before the use of metals, such as axes, arrows, spears, knives, wedges, etc., which were commonly made of flint, but also of granite, jade, jasper, and other hard stones. Flint mill. (a) (Pottery) A mill in which flints are ground. (b) (Mining) An obsolete appliance for lighting the miner at his work, in which flints on a revolving wheel were made to produce a shower of sparks, which gave light, but did not inflame the fire damp. --Knight. Flint stone, a hard, siliceous stone; a flint. Flint wall, a kind of wall, common in England, on the face of which are exposed the black surfaces of broken flints set in the mortar, with quions of masonry. Liquor of flints, a solution of silica, or flints, in potash. To skin a flint, to be capable of, or guilty of, any expedient or any meanness for making money. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

flint adj 1: showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings; "his flinty gaze"; "the child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart" [syn: flinty, flint, granitic, obdurate, stony] n 1: a hard kind of stone; a form of silica more opaque than chalcedony 2: a river in western Georgia that flows generally south to join the Chattahoochee River at the Florida border where they form the Apalachicola River [syn: Flint, Flint River] 3: a city in southeast central Michigan near Detroit; automobile manufacturing
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

29 Moby Thesaurus words for "flint": adamant, bone, brand, brick, butane lighter, cement, cigarette lighter, concrete, diamond, firebrand, flambeau, flint and steel, granite, heart of oak, igniter, iron, light, lighter, marble, nails, oak, portfire, rock, sparker, spill, steel, stone, taper, torch
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Flint abounds in all the plains and valleys of the wilderness of the forty years' wanderings. In Isa. 50:7 and Ezek. 3:9 the expressions, where the word is used, means that the "Messiah would be firm and resolute amidst all contempt and scorn which he would meet; that he had made up his mind to endure it, and would not shrink from any kind or degree of suffering which would be necessary to accomplish the great work in which he was engaged." (Comp. Ezek. 3:8, 9.) The words "like a flint" are used with reference to the hoofs of horses (Isa. 5:28).
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Flint, MI -- U.S. city in Michigan Population (2000): 124943 Housing Units (2000): 55464 Land area (2000): 33.632912 sq. miles (87.108838 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.429835 sq. miles (1.113267 sq. km) Total area (2000): 34.062747 sq. miles (88.222105 sq. km) FIPS code: 29000 Located within: Michigan (MI), FIPS 26 Location: 43.027577 N, 83.693996 W ZIP Codes (1990): 48502 48503 48505 48507 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Flint, MI Flint