Flint

   A hard stone that creates a shower of sparks when struck with iron, making it very useful in starting fires. When worn as an amulet, it keeps away incubi and other evil spirits. Throw flint behind your back toward the West to make it rain.

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  • flint — flint …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Flint — (or flintstone) is a hard, sedimentary cryptocrystalline form of the mineral quartz, [ [http://webmineral.com/data/Quartz.shtml General Quartz Information] Webmineral.com (page contains java applets depicting 3d molecular structure)] [… …   Wikipedia

  • Flint — bezeichnet: Feuerstein, eine Gesteinsart Flintglas, eine Glassorte Flint Group, ein Industrieunternehmen Flint (Automarke), eine US amerikanische Automobilmarke Flint – Der Zeitdetektiv, ein Anime Captain Flint, eine Literaturfigur Flint ist der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Flint — /flint/, n. 1. Austin, 1812 86, U.S. physician: founder of Bellevue and Buffalo medical colleges. 2. his son Austin, 1836 1915, U.S. physiologist and physician. 3. a city in SE Michigan. 159,611. 4. Flintshire. * * * City (pop., 2000: 124,943),… …   Universalium

  • flint — glass [ flintglas ] n. m. inv. ou flint [ flint ] n. m. • 1764, 1855; angl. flint « silex » et glass « verre » ♦ Opt. Verre à base de plomb, très dispersif, utilisé en optique. ● flint ou flint glass nom masculin ( …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flint — s.n. Varietate de silice. ♢ Sticlă flint = sticlă optică cu indice de refracţie relativ mare, fabricată dintr un amestec de silicaţi de plumb şi de potasiu. – Din germ. Flint, engl. flint. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  flint …   Dicționar Român

  • flint´i|ly — flint|y «FLIHN tee», adjective, flint|i|er, flint|i|est. 1. made of flint; containing flint: »... some flinty concretions of Late Cretaceous age (Raymond Cecil Moore). 2. Figurative. like flint; very hard; …   Useful english dictionary

  • flint|y — «FLIHN tee», adjective, flint|i|er, flint|i|est. 1. made of flint; containing flint: »... some flinty concretions of Late Cretaceous age (Raymond Cecil Moore). 2. Figurative. like flint; very hard; …   Useful english dictionary

  • flint — sb., en, i sms. flint el. flinte , fx flint(e)bøsse, flint(e)lås, flint(e)redskab, dog flint i flintglas, flinthård og flintlag; fare i flint …   Dansk ordbog

  • flint — ou flint glass (flint ou flint glas ) s. m. Verre en cristal servant avec le crown glass à faire les lentilles achromatiques des microscopes ; il est constitué par 3 atomes de quadrisilicate de plomb et 2 atomes de quadrisilicate de potasse.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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