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Synonyms for flinty

showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings

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His important poems were mostly published at this time, in 1650 and 1655, in the collection which he named 'Silex Scintillans' (The Flaming Flint), a title explained by the frontispiece, which represents a flinty heart glowing under the lightning stroke of God's call.
I thought not; and therefore I wished with all my heart that it might please heaven to remove him to a better world, or if that might not be, still to take him out of this; for if he were unfit to answer the summons now, after a warning sickness, and with such an angel by his side, it seemed but too certain that he never would be - that, on the contrary, returning health would bring returning lust and villainy, and as he grew more certain of recovery, more accustomed to her generous goodness, his feelings would become more callous, his heart more flinty and impervious to her persuasive arguments - but God knew best.
Ogg's, he saw the distant future before him as he might have seen a tempting stretch of smooth sandy beach beyond a belt of flinty shingles; he was on the grassy bank then, and thought the shingles might soon be passed.
There's a fine lead turn from Charlie Creed-Miles in this flinty East End tale.
In the mouth the fruit has an invigorating quality with the sauvignon holding sway initially but as the wine travels to the mid palate it's the soft white melon fruit from the chardonnay that drifts in, all held together by that flinty texture.
09 at Lidl) Despite taking a few minutes to open up (because it's young), there are some nice ripe, peach flavours to enjoy here, along with a flinty, savoury edge and lemon balm acidity.
This cool-climate chardonnay takes its DNA from the unique limestone soil (a chalky clay called Kimmeridgian) that blankets the V-shaped, river-bank valleys, and blesses the wines with that hallmark flinty edge, elegance and excellent ageing potential.
WHEN coming across some act of political sliminess, I frequently remember that flinty old curmudgeon John Junor who, when editor of the Sunday Express, coined a phrase that went into the language.
Elizabeth grew up as an adopted child; she's a bright and ambitious lawyer, but a flinty loner in her personal life.
Flinty is struggling to run Rock Farm, perched high above the valley, and to care for her young brother and sister.
Last Tango In Halifax (BBC1, 9pm) Sally Wainwright's flinty romantic drama picks up pace, with Anne Reid and Derek Jacobi as the lovers re-united after 60 years apart.
Flinty Bay, meanwhile, should be supported at Bangor on his return from a long lay-off.
Guests are likely to enjoy wines from Miraval's own vineyard, including an acclaimed light, flinty rose, Pink Floyd.
Mailer's flinty prose always tended to the noir, and he explores that voice in Tough Guys Don't Dance, which features a reporter, Tim Madden, who wakes one morning with a severed female head, a blood-splattered Porsche, a tattoo--and no memory of the previous night.
And Crimewatch would lose much of its gravitas if it was revealed that neither Sue Cook nor Fiona Bruce had ever busted a global drugs ring using only a pair of nunchuks and a flinty smile.