Thesaurus / flinty
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So saying, he took a piece of flinty stone, and struck it hard against another, till they gave red sparks between them.

Dawson added the last because of the flinty look that had suddenly leaped into Farmer's eyes.

Dave Dawson at CasablancaRobert Sydney Bowen

Dear John,—Dost expect to elicit a spark from so dull a steel as myself, by that flinty subject of thine?

The certain approach of death had already humanised and softened his flinty heart.

The King's OwnCaptain Frederick Marryat

The sled runners squeaked loudly in the flinty snow, and Connie halted the dogs and surveyed the forbidding landscape.

Connie Morgan in AlaskaJames B. Hendryx

After that the road extended, upwards of eighteen miles, through a rugged and flinty soil, covered with a kind of grass.

The only two Lapps in the place were supping in a corner, off curdled milk and flinty rye cakes.

Hard, flinty particles from the air are apt to enter the wax, so as to blunt a cutting edge.

You may not know it by that name, but it is that shining, flinty substance you see in sand and rock-crystal.

Their knife-like hoofs, cutting into the flinty snow, would carry them safely upward.

The Purple FlameRoy J. Snell

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.