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Firestone vs. Flint

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Firestonenoun

Iron pyrites, formerly used for striking fire.

Flintnoun

A hard, fine-grained quartz that fractures conchoidally and generates sparks when struck.

Firestonenoun

A flint.

Flintnoun

A piece of flint, such as a gunflint, used to produce a spark.

Firestonenoun

A stone which will bear the heat of a furnace without injury; especially applied to the sandstone at the top of the upper greensand in the south of England, used for lining kilns and furnaces.

Flintnoun

A small cylinder of some other material of the same function in a cigarette lighter, etc.

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Firestonenoun

Iron pyrites, formerly used for striking fire; also, a flint.

Flintnoun

A type of maize/corn with a hard outer hull.

Firestonenoun

A stone which will bear the heat of a furnace without injury; - especially applied to the sandstone at the top of the upper greensand in the south of England, used for lining kilns and furnaces.

Flintnoun

(figurative) Anything figuratively hard.

Firestonenoun

a piece of flint that is struck to light a fire

Flintverb

(transitive) To furnish or decorate an object with flint.

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Firestonenoun

a sandstone that withstands intense heat; used to line fireplaces and furnaces and kilns

Flintnoun

A massive, somewhat impure variety of quartz, in color usually of a gray to brown or nearly black, breaking with a conchoidal fracture and sharp edge. It is very hard, and strikes fire with steel.

Flintnoun

A piece of flint for striking fire; - formerly much used, esp. in the hammers of gun locks.

Flintnoun

Anything extremely hard, unimpressible, and unyielding, like flint.

Flintnoun

a hard kind of stone; a form of silica more opaque than chalcedony

Flintnoun

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

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Flintnoun

a city in southeast central Michigan near Detroit; automobile manufacturing

Flintnoun

a hard grey rock consisting of nearly pure silica (chert), occurring chiefly as nodules in chalk

‘houses built of brick and flint’; ‘flint implements’;

Flintnoun

a piece of flint, especially as flaked or ground in ancient times to form a tool or weapon

‘the early settlers also found a ready supply of flints in the chalk cliffs’;

Flintnoun

a piece of flint used with steel to produce an igniting spark, e.g. in a flintlock gun, or (in modern use) a piece of an alloy used similarly, especially in a cigarette lighter

‘he struck a light with his flint’;

Flint

Flint is a sedimentary cryptocrystalline form of the mineral quartz, categorized as the variety of chert that occurs in chalk or marly limestone. Flint was widely used historically to make stone tools and start fires.

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