Definition of Flinting

1. Verb. (present participle of flint) ¹



2. Noun. The act of making a flint tool. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flinting

1. flint [v] - See also: flint

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flinting

flint
flint-hearted
flint corn
flint disease
flint maize
flinted
flinthead
flintheads
flintier
flintiest
flintify
flintily
flintiness
flintinesses
flinting (current term)
flintings
flintlike
flintlock
flintlocks
flints
flintstone
flintstones
flintware
flintwood
flinty
flip
flip-flap
flip-flop
flip-flopped

Literary usage of Flinting

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1. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1826)
"Did tbey finish flinting them ?— No. How many ?—Five or six. What prevented their finishing them?—One of the men said there were persons overlooking them, ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1890)
"... long familiarity with this “flinting” has enabled local builders to inkt'y the flints in patterns like ..."

3. The History of North America by Guy Carleton Lee, Francis Newton Thorpe (1903)
"Starvation, exhaustion, blows, flinting under intolerable burdens, groans of despair, and untimely death, were their lot in time of peace. ..."

4. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1906)
"... chapter on "The Pleasures of 'flinting'" is plements which have been found are carefully figured. written with true archaeological enthusiasm. ..."

5. Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History Critical and by Robert Chambers, David Patrick (1902)
"O'er Arthur's shoulder flew the flinting rock, But as it past a craggy corner struck The shoulder's point, and his bright armour bruis'd, Which in his flesh ..."

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