flinty

Part of speech: noun

FLINTINESS.

Part of speech: adjective

Made of, containing, or resembling flint; hard; cruel; obdurate.

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Usage examples "flinty":

  1. He is the versifier of the cushioned enemy, not of us who march along flinty ways: the piper of the bourgeois in soul, poet of the conforming unbelievers! - "The Tragic Comedians, Complete", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.
  2. Zita's lips formed a cruel line and a flinty hardness came into her eyes. - "The Master Mystery", Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey.
  3. Remembering it, they might hold their white hands from flinging those sharp flinty stones, that surely suit them so ill, and that soil their fingers in one way quite as much as they soil the victim's bowed head in another? - "Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories", Ouida.