flint


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a river in western Georgia that flows generally south to join the Chattahoochee River at the Florida border where they form the Apalachicola River

a city in southeast central Michigan near Detroit

showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings

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Again the Castor and Pollux of the wilderness sallied forth, and again their flint guns were at fault, and missed fire, and nothing went off but the buffalo.
A fire was made under an immense cotton-wood tree, that overshadowed a beautiful piece of meadow land; rich morsels of buffalo hump were soon roasting before it; in a hearty and prolonged repast, the two unsuccessful hunters gradually recovered from their mortification; threatened to discard their old flint guns as soon as they should reach the settlements, and boasted more than ever of the wonderful shots they had made, when they had guns that never missed fire.
I never know’d preaching come into a settlement but it made game scarce, and raised the price of gunpowder; and that’s a thing that’s not as easily made as a ramrod or an Indian flint.
And so soon as he had cut off the members with flint and cast them from the land into the surging sea, they were swept away over the main a long time: and a white foam spread around them from the immortal flesh, and in it there grew a maiden.
And yet again he got great Thaumas and proud Phoreys, being mated with Earth, and fair-cheeked Ceto and Eurybia who has a heart of flint within her.
A man who had been soaked in water, and smothered in mud, and lamed by stones, and cut by flints, and stung by nettles, and torn by briars; who limped, and shivered, and glared and growled; and whose teeth chattered in his head as he seized me by the chin.
The swede-field in which she and her companion were set hacking was a stretch of a hundred odd acres, in one patch, on the highest ground of the farm, rising above stony lanchets or lynchets--the outcrop of siliceous veins in the chalk formation, composed of myriads of loose white flints in bulbous, cusped, and phallic shapes.
Marian, primed to a humorous mood, would discover the queer-shaped flints aforesaid, and shriek with laughter, Tess remaining severely obtuse.
Or perhaps your flints are giving out, or are worn out- that happens sometimes, you know.
But having caught himself saying too much about the flints, he was now afraid to speak out.
The iron roofs, the flags of the roads, the flints of the pavements, the wheels and leather, the brass and the tinplate of the carriages--all glistened brightly in the May sunshine.
Grey white-spotted (Swieciechow) flint occurs in mid-Cretaceous (Lower Turonian) limestones of the Rachow Anticline along the middle Vistula River between Annopol, Swieciechow and Goscieradow (FIGURE 1).
Although retail typically has a high turnover, Flint believes employees stay because of the store's family atmosphere.
Future plans are also in the works for proposed libraries to be built in Castaic and in the western and northern sections of Santa Clarita should development demand, Flint said.
Copies of the Information Circular, together with the letter of transmittal, were posted to Flint shareholders and option holders and are also available electronically on SEDAR at www.