flint´like´

flint´like´
flint «flihnt», noun, verb.
–n.
1. a very hard, gray or brown, granular quartz that makes a spark when struck against steel; silex: »

Indians used flint for arrowheads.

2. a piece of this used with steel to light fires or explode gunpowder.
3. Figurative. anything very hard or unyielding: »

The miser had a heart of flint.

–v.t.
1. to fit (a gun) with a flint.
2. to furnish or provide (a person) with a flint or flints for a firearm.
[Old English flint]
flint´like´, adjective.

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