Definition of Flinthead

1. Noun. An American stork that resembles the true ibises in having a downward-curved bill; inhabits wooded swamps of New World tropics.

Exact synonyms: Mycteria Americana, Wood Ibis, Wood Stork
Generic synonyms: Stork
Group relationships: Genus Mycteria, Mycteria



Definition of Flinthead

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flinthead

fling off
flinger
flingers
flinging
flings
flinkite
flinkites
flint
flint-hearted
flint corn
flint disease
flint maize
flinted
flinthead (current term)
flintheads
flintier
flintiest
flintify
flintily
flintiness
flintinesses
flinting
flintings
flintlike
flintlock
flintlocks
flints
flintstone

Literary usage of Flinthead

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1. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"Then prone he fell within the boat, A flinthead arrow through his throat! And now full many a stealthy skiff Shot out into the bay ; And swiftly, sadly, ..."

2. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1863)
"... have come to an end, and no unprejudiced person doubts at the present moment whether an Ammonite be a work of nature, or a flinthead a work of art. ..."

3. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Martha Joanna Lamb, Henry Phelps Johnston, Nathan Gilbert Pond, William Abbatt (1891)
"Then prone he fell within the boat, A flinthead arrow through his throat ! * On the 6th of September, ..."

4. Lectures on the Science of Language, Delivered at the Royal Institution of by Friedrich Max Müller (1864)
"... person doubts at the present moment whether an ammonite be a work of nature and a flinthead a work of art. It is different in the Science of Language. ..."

5. Lectures on the science of language by Friedrich Max Müller (1885)
"... person doubts at the present moment whether an ammonite be a work of nature and a flinthead a work of art. It is different in the Science of Language. ..."

6. Fores's Sporting Notes & Sketches. a Quarterly Magazine Descriptive of (1893)
"... I congratulate you, but you would have been too late to-morrow. I quite meant having that horse for Lord flinthead. ..."

7. Contributions to the Study of Elliptical Words in Modern English by Karl Sundén (1904)
"... have met Horsa flinthead, and said, "I say, old chap, I am awfully short; I haven't been able to sell that last lot of acorns yet, and I am simply dying ..."

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