Flinty state


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flinty state a siliceous slate; -- basanite is here included. See Basanite.
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In literature:

The master is to him a stern and flinty reality, but the state is little more than a dream.
"My Bondage and My Freedom" by Frederick Douglass
In the Far Western States the telegraph poles and fence posts are soon cut off at the ground by the flinty knives the wind carries.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers