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Flint wall

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flint wall a kind of wall, common in England, on the face of which are exposed the black surfaces of broken flints set in the mortar, with quions of masonry.
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Usage

In literature:

And, as they reached the place where the flint-like wall had been, they saw a strange sight.
"Tom Swift and his Big Tunnel" by Victor Appleton
The entrance to the wine shop was like a rough hole in a wall of flints.
"Within the Tides Tales" by Joseph Conrad
May I be broiled like a red herring if I do not think they are wise enough to skin a flint and draw oil out of a brick wall.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
She walked quickly, without speaking, over the bridge, past a little cottage whose hollyhocks leaned fading above its low flint wall.
"The Return" by Walter de la Mare
Farther on, behold another flint wall, a garden, and a private dwelling-house; proclaiming itself as the rectory.
"Poor Miss Finch" by Wilkie Collins
A strong, mystic wall of cold flint insulated her.
"The Rainbow Trail" by Zane Grey
May I be broiled like a red herring if I do not think they are wise enough to skin a flint and draw oil out of a brick wall.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book V." by Francois Rabelais
The next, he pushed open a door that stood ajar in an old flint wall and peeped in.
"Sailor's Knots (Entire Collection)" by W.W. Jacobs
Note the old altar stone in the floor of the chancel, also on the exterior north wall a dedication cross in flints.
"Seaward Sussex" by Edric Holmes
The lane, as we have said, was nothing but a little passage, paved with flints, confined between two opposite walls.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
Two white skeletons sat against the wall, with a pile of flints between them.
"A King's Comrade" by Charles Whistler
Flint pebbles have been mixed with the adobe of the church walls.
"The Old Franciscan Missions Of California" by George Wharton James
The big double doors in the ivy-grown flint wall of this inclosure stood wide open.
"Jan" by A. J. Dawson
Like the cathedral, its walls are built of Roman brick and flint.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Saint Albans" by Thomas Perkins
The town-walls are built of flint and concrete bonded with ironstone, and are backed with earth.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
The walls were of chalk as hard as flint.
"With the French in France and Salonika" by Richard Harding Davis
The north front, with projecting wing and entrance, presents a solid wall of stone covered with fine flint concrete.
"Edge Hill" by Edwin Walford
Old Dogolwana and the women could hear the low click, click of the steel on the flint through the "wattle and daub" wall of the hut.
"The White Hecatomb" by William Charles Scully
Hanging on the wall, opposite the foot of Mr. Flint's bed, in an oval frame of black walnut, was a photograph of Will.
"The Morning Glory Club" by George A. Kyle
Sitting, walled in; over the head, but under the capstone of the vault, a handful of flint arrow-heads.
"Burial Mounds of the Northern Sections of the United States" by Cyrus Thomas
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In poetry:

No more, with forest-fingers crawling free
O'er dark flint wall that seems a wall of eyes,
Shall evil break my soul with mysteries
Of some world-poison maddening bush and tree.
"The End Of Fear" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

In news:

The city of Flint wouldn't be what it is today without its partnerships with the University of Michigan-Flint, according to a new blog entry co-author ed by Mayor Dayne Walling and university Chancellor Ruth Person.
For Flint Mayor Dayne Walling, his victory Tuesday had to be bittersweet, even a touch comical.
Flint Mayor Dayne Walling cites 'positive projects' in city as he seeks re-election.
Flint Journal file Dayne Walling .
FLINT, Michigan — Mayor Dayne Walling is standing by his record of the past two years as he asks voters to re-elect him to a full four-year term.
Walling outspending Clack in Flint mayor's race.
Flint Mayor Dayne Walling will deliver his annual State of the City address tonight during the Emergency Manager's monthly meeting with the Flint City Council.
Mayor Dayne Walling Discusses Flint's Finance Issues.
Flint Mayor Dayne Walling held a press conference this afternoon where he said the Governor's request to fast-track a financial review of the city was "appropriate" and "we need to get through it.
The votes are in after yesterday's elections and Flint Mayor Dayne Walling will continue in that roll for another four-years after beating challenger Darryl Buchanan.
As crime continues to be a growing problem in Flint, Mayor Dayne Walling talked about some more positive changes coming that will help with the issue.
Flint mayor Dayne Walling to give State of the City Address .
Flint Mayor Dayne Walling says the city's deficit has shrunk to $7.4 million.
The city of Flint wouldn't be what it is today without its partnerships with the University of Michigan-Flint, according to a new blog entry co-authored by Mayor Dayne Walling and university Chancellor Ruth Person.
Flint Mayor Dayne Walling presents proposed budget to city council.
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