Translation of flint in Spanish:

flint

Pronunciation: /flɪnt/

n

  • 1.1 u c [Geol] sílex (m), pedernal (m); (piece of stone) pedernal (m); (before n) [ax/arrowhead] de sílex
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    • Silica precipitated from aqueous solution at low temperatures gives cryptocrystalline varieties such as opal, jasper, chalcedony, agate, carnelian, onyx, flint, and chert.
    • It passes upwards into almost flat-lying white coccolith chalk with parallel lines of black flint nodules.
    • The artifacts recovered from these excavations will give a clearer picture of the technology and particularly their production and use of flint and chert.
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    • It was associated with a cobbled ‘work area’ covered by vast quantities of pottery, five stone axes, a number of broken tools and flints.
    • The site is dated by large quantities of Mesolithic flints, such as crescent-shaped microliths, scrapers and points.
    • Excavations at the site produced over 300 worked flints of early-middle Mesolithic type.
    1.2 c (implement) sílex (m) 1.3 c (for cigarette lighter) piedra (f)
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    • For example, an alloy of calcium and cerium is used in flints in cigarette and other types of lighters.
    • Misch metal is used to make the flint in cigarette lighters.
    • Lauren sparked her flints together against the wood.

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