Flint-lock

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Flint-lock a gun-lock having a flint fixed in the hammer for striking fire and igniting the priming
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. flint; Dan. flint; Gr. plinthos, a brick.

Usage

In literature:

In fire-arms, is a small iron cavity of the old flint lock, adjacent to the touch-hole of the barrel, to contain the priming powder.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
I see they are all old single barrels and flint-locks.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
They were armed indiscriminately with long pikes and ancient flint-locks, and marched to the music of fife and drum.
"Where the Strange Trails Go Down" by E. Alexander Powell
It was a flint lock, and the priming had got damped.
"Bruin" by Mayne Reid
Most curious of all we found some flint-lock muskets made exactly on the models of one hundred years ago, but dated 1883!
"The Trail of the Goldseekers" by Hamlin Garland
Stand by them till the ammunition is gone, whether they are popguns or flint-locks.
"Oklahoma Sunshine" by Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
For a moment the men's eyes locked, those of one full of blue fire and hatred, those of the other quiet as pieces of flint.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
I prepared my flint and examined my fire-lock, and I walked towards the top of the garden with a firm step.
"Ringan Gilhaize" by John Galt
With this company of armed men, too, was Remember Baker and his flint-lock musket, which seldom left his side waking or sleeping.
"With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga" by W. Bert Foster
Promptly he sighted his ancient flint-lock, and sent a bullet between the soldier's eyes.
"Harper's Round Table, October 15, 1895" by Various
It was an old flint-lock musket, minus the flint, and no powder or ball.
"From Bull Run to Appomattox" by Luther W. Hopkins
The old flint-lock and warming-pan which hang there pleasantly emphasize the Colonial idea.
"Remodeled Farmhouses" by Mary H. Northend
The hammer of his flint-lock musket fell.
"Marching on Niagara" by Edward Stratemeyer
In one corner still stands a rack, with sixteen flint-locks, some of which have bayonets attached.
"Historic Homes" by Mary H. Northend
We had flint locks, and didn't know what percussion-caps was.
"Winter Fun" by William O. Stoddard
To these succeeded a long-bladed knife, and a stout pistol, with flint lock, which the Coromantee loaded and primed with great care.
"The Maroon" by Mayne Reid
The barrel is oiled, and the lock graced with a new flint.
"The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2" by Eugène Sue
Flint was standing up with the boat-hook to pilot them through the open lock-gates.
"At Large" by E. W. Hornung
In 1851 percussion muskets displaced the flint-locks.
"The Old First Massachusetts Coast Artillery in War and Peace" by Frederick Morse Cutler
He was firing that old flint-lock gun of his instead.
"Wheat and Huckleberries" by Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile
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In poetry:

And there were no more bombs, of ours or Theirs,
Not even an old flint-lock, not even a pikel.
But God was vexed, and gave all power to Michael;
And when I woke he'd seen to our repairs.
"Soldier's Dream" by Wilfred Owen

In news:

Bows and arrows, flint lock, black powder, Winchester, Remington, compound bows and crossbows, the evolution of deer hunting is an ever changing thing.
0Flint residents and officials are on the same page about the opening of the Flint city lock up .
Flint residents and officials are on the same page about the opening of the Flint city lock up .
Flint emergency financial manager signs new ordinance locking public safety funding into budget.
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