|1.||an impure opaque microcrystalline greyish-black form of quartz that occurs in chalk. It produces sparks when struck with steel and is used in the manufacture of pottery, flint glass, and road-construction materials. Formula: SiO2|
|2.||any piece of flint, esp one used as a primitive tool or for striking fire|
|3.||a small cylindrical piece of an iron alloy, used in cigarette lighters|
|4.||flint glass, Also called: white flint colourless glass other than plate glass|
|5.||See optical flint|
|6.||(tr) to fit or provide with a flint|
|[Old English; related to Old High German flins, Old Swedish flinta splinter of stone, Latin splendēre to shine]|
abounds in all the plains and valleys of the wilderness of the forty years' wanderings. In Isa. 50:7 and Ezek. 3:9 the expressions, where the word is used, means that the "Messiah would be firm and resolute amidst all contempt and scorn which he would meet; that he had made up his mind to endure it, and would not shrink from any kind or degree of suffering which would be necessary to accomplish the great work in which he was engaged." (Comp. Ezek. 3:8, 9.) The words "like a flint" are used with reference to the hoofs of horses (Isa. 5:28).