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 for Flint
From 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.
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     2. A piece of flint for striking fire; -- formerly much used,
        esp. in the hammers of gun locks.
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     3. Anything extremely hard, unimpressible, and unyielding,
        like flint. "A heart of flint." --Spenser.
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     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
     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
     To skin a flint, to be capable of, or guilty of, any
        expedient or any meanness for making money. [Colloq.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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
      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

From 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

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     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).

From 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.
      Flint, MI

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