flintiness


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flint·y

 (flĭn′tē)
adj. flint·i·er, flint·i·est
1. Containing or composed of flint.
2. Unyielding; stern: a flinty manner.

flint′i·ly adv.
flint′i·ness n.
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Some people, Sir, would have been all flintiness and granite.
His Scandinavian flintiness brings an authenticity to OvergENrd's knowingness and ability to survive in the harsh environment.
class="MsoNormalspan xml:lang="EN-GBIt is a landscape dramatically described by Gerald Hanley in his Warriors', a memoir of his time with Somali soldiers in the Second World War: "There is a feeling of threat in the air of some Islamic places in certain parts of the Middle East, and particularly in Somaliahellip class="MsoNormalspan xml:lang="EN-GBThere is a tinder dryness and a harsh flintiness in Muslim Somali which you feel might go up in flames at any moment hellip a relief from the relentless pressure of the sun and the glare upon the frustration which haunts this tortured landscape." class="MsoNormalspan xml:lang="EN-GBHanley's book is a superb reflection on what we might call the Somali "character".
The toughness to go with the A-technique was developed at Anfield and in the Premier League -- just as the flintiness to go with the finesse of Real Madrid's Luka Modric was developed at White Hart Lane and in the A-Premier League.
The toughness to go with the technique was developed at Anfield and in the Premier League, just as the flintiness to go with the finesse of Real Madrid's Luka Modric (below) was developed at White Hart Lane and in the Premier League.
What would the Stradey Park icon have made of the hot-knife-throughbutter running of Johnny McNicholl, the one-man party that is Rob Evans, the lethal wing play of Steff Evans, the flintiness of Liam Williams, the understated athleticism of Aaron Shingler, the breakdown skill of John Barclay, Tadhg Beirne and Ryan Elias?
Miliband gets knocked but has a flintiness and a humanity that might show.
Citrus aromas lead into ripe melon and green apple notes with noticeable flintiness on the finish.
Agirregoikoa's portraits of truth blend some of Goya's flintiness with the brashness of American comics.