Marian, primed to a humorous mood, would discover the queer-shaped flints
aforesaid, and shriek with laughter, Tess remaining severely obtuse.
But having caught himself saying too much about the flints
, he was now afraid to speak out.
The farmers were bound to throw in something, to sort of offset my liberality, whether I would or no; so I let them give me a flint
and steel; and as soon as they had comfortably bestowed Sandy and me on our horse, I lit my pipe.
For he was furnished with that completeness that if the coach-lamps had been blown and stormed out, which did occasionally happen, he had only to shut himself up inside, keep the flint
and steel sparks well off the straw, and get a light with tolerable safety and ease (if he were lucky) in five minutes.
I seen old Flint
in the corner there, behind you; as plain as print, I seen him; and if I get the horrors, I'm a man that has lived rough, and I'll raise Cain.
I took out my small provisions and after having refreshed myself, I secured the remainder in a cave, whereof there were great numbers; I gathered plenty of eggs upon the rocks, and got a quantity of dry sea-weed, and parched grass, which I designed to kindle the next day, and roast my eggs as well as I could, for I had about me my flint
, steel, match, and burning-glass.
They laid the blame, however, entirely on their guns; two miserable old pieces with flint
locks, which, with all their picking and hammering, were continually apt to miss fire.
The young men and warriors produced their spears, paddles, canoe-gear, battle-clubs, and war-conchs, and occupied themselves in carving, all sorts of figures upon them with pointed bits of shell or flint
, and adorning them, especially the war-conchs, with tassels of braided bark and tufts of human hair.
Would it not he heedless in you to start on a day’s toil of hard hunting, and leave your ramrod and flint
I am the only man whom Barbecue feared," he urged, "and Flint
From a small bag of twisted coconut hanging from his neck upon his withered and sunken chest, he drew out flint
and steel and tinder, and, even while the impatient steward was proffering him a box of matches, struck a spark, caught it in the tinder, blew it into strength and quantity, and lighted his pipe from it.
He might have let the small flint
that he saw in the teeth go through.
But vast Earth groaned within, being straitened, and she made the element of grey flint
and shaped a great sickle, and told her plan to her dear sons.
That Victory carried flint
and steel I was aware, and that it was she who built the fire I was positive.
I saw one day a soldier striking fire with a piece of flint
, which I immediately recognised as having been a part of the head of an arrow.