Flint is a hard, sedimentary cryptocrystalline form of the mineral quartz, categorized as a variety of chert. It occurs chiefly as nodules and masses in sedimentary rocks, such as chalks and limestones. Inside the nodule, flint is usually dark grey, black, green, white, or brown in colour, and often has a glassy or waxy appearance. A thin layer on the outside of the nodules is usually different in colour, typically white and rough in texture. From a petrological point of view, \flint\ refers specifically to the form of chert which occurs in chalk or marly limestone. Similarly, \common chert\ (sometimes referred to simply as \chert\) occurs in limestone.
Flint is a hard, sedimentary cryptocrystalline form of the mineral quartz, categorized as a variety of chert. It occurs chiefly as nodules and masses in sedimentary rocks, such as chalks and limestones. Inside the nodule, flint is usually dark grey, black, green, white, or brown in colour, and often has a glassy or waxy appearance. A thin layer on the outside of the nodules is usually different in colour, typically white and rough in texture.
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Kern County, California
Spreading across the southern end of the California Central Valley, Kern County is the thirteenth-largest county by population in California. Its economy is heavily linked to agriculture and to petroleum extraction, and there is a strong aviation and space presence.
Kern County, CaliforniaSan Joaquin ValleyCalifornia counties1866 establishments in the United StatesMetropolitan areas of CaliforniaKern County, California
Flintshire (Welsh: Sir y Fflint) is a county in north-east Wales. It borders Denbighshire, Wrexham and the English county of Cheshire. It is named after the historic county of Flintshire, which had notably different borders. The county is governed by Flintshire County Council.
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A stone tool is, in the most general sense, any tool made either partially or entirely out of stone. Although stone tool-dependent societies and cultures still exist today, most stone tools are associated with prehistoric, particularly Stone Age cultures that have become extinct. Archaeologists often study such prehistoric societies, and refer to the study of stone tools as lithic analysis.
Stone toolToolsPrimitive technologyArchaeological artefact typesLithics
The Detroit metropolitan area, often referred to as Metro Detroit, is the metropolitan area located in Southeast Michigan centered on the city of Detroit which shares an international border with Windsor, Ontario. The Detroit metropolitan area is the second largest U.S. metropolitan area connecting the Great Lakes system to the Saint Lawrence Seaway. As a major metropolitan area, it is known for its automotive heritage, arts, entertainment, and popular music and sports legacies.
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Flintlock is the general term for any firearm based on the flintlock mechanism. The term may also apply to the mechanism itself. Introduced at the beginning of the 17th century, the flintlock rapidly replaced earlier firearm-ignition technologies, such as the doglock, matchlock, and wheellock mechanisms. It continued to be in common use for over two centuries, replaced by percussion cap and, later, cartridge-based systems in the early-to-mid 19th century.
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An arrowhead is a tip, usually sharpened, added to an arrow to make it more deadly or to fulfill some special purpose. Historically arrowheads were made of stone and of organic materials; as human civilization progressed other materials were used. Arrowheads are important archaeological artifacts; they are a subclass of projectile points.
ArrowheadAmerican Indian relicsArchery
Larry Claxton Flynt, Jr. (born November 1, 1942) is an American publisher and the president of Larry Flynt Publications (LFP). In 2003, Arena magazine listed him as the number one on the "50 Powerful People in Porn" list. LFP mainly produces sexually graphic videos and magazines, most notably Hustler. Flynt has fought several prominent legal battles involving the First Amendment, and has unsuccessfully run for public office.
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Sandman (Marvel Comics)
Sandman (William Baker a.k.a. Flint Marko) is a fictional character who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. A shapeshifter endowed through an accident with the ability to turn himself into sand, he eventually reformed, and became an ally of Spider-Man. The character has been adapted into various other media incarnations of Spider-Man, including animated cartoons and the 2007 film Spider-Man 3, in which he is played by Academy Award nominated actor Thomas Haden Church.
Sandman (Marvel Comics)Fictional shapeshiftersCharacters created by Stan LeeMarvel Comics superheroesMarvel Comics supervillainsComics characters introduced in 1963Film charactersFictional henchmenMarvel Comics characters with superhuman strengthMarvel Comics mutatesFictional characters from New York CityFictional characters who can stretch themselvesCharacters created by Steve Ditko
Koch Industries, Inc. /ˈkoʊk/ is an American multinational corporation based in Wichita, Kansas, United States, with subsidiaries involved in manufacturing, trading and investments. Koch also owns Invista, Georgia-Pacific, Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline, Koch Fertilizer, Koch Minerals and Matador Cattle Company.
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Knapping is the shaping of flint, chert, obsidian or other conchoidal fracturing stone through the process of lithic reduction to manufacture stone tools, strikers for flintlock firearms, or to produce flat-faced stones for building or facing walls, and flushwork decoration. The original germanic term "knopp" meant strike, shape, or work, so it could theoretically have referred equally well to making a statue or dice.
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Dillard University is a private, historically black liberal arts college in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Founded in 1930 incorporating earlier institutions that went back to 1869, it is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church. The campus is near Gentilly Boulevard and the London Avenue Canal, established in the 1930s. Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough will become University President as of 1 July 2012. http://www. dillard. edu/index.
Dillard UniversityEducational institutions established in 1869Dillard UniversityNational Register of Historic Places in LouisianaCouncil of Independent CollegesPlaces affected by Hurricane KatrinaUniversities and colleges in New Orleans, LouisianaUniversities and colleges accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and SchoolsUniversities and colleges in LouisianaUniversities and colleges affiliated with the United Church of ChristHistorically black universities and colleges in the United States
Holywell is the fifth largest town in Flintshire, Wales, lying to the west of the estuary of the River Dee.
HolywellTowns in FlintshireChristian pilgrimages
Eric Flint (born 1947) is an American author, editor, and e-publisher. The majority of his main works are alternate history science fiction, but he also writes humorous fantasy adventures.
Eric FlintAlternate history writersAmerican activistsBooks by Eric FlintPeople from East Chicago, IndianaLiving peopleScience fiction editorsPlace of birth missing (living people)University of California, Los Angeles alumniAmerican fantasy writers1947 birthsWriters from IndianaAmerican MarxistsAmerican book editorsAmerican science fiction writersAmerican online publication editors
The Aztec calendar is the calendar system that was used by the Aztecs as well as other Pre-Columbian peoples of central Mexico. It is one of the Mesoamerican calendars, sharing the basic structure of calendars from throughout ancient Mesoamerica. The calendar consisted of a 365-day calendar cycle called xiuhpohualli (year count) and a 260-day ritual cycle called tonalpohualli (day count). These two cycles together formed a 52-year "century," sometimes called the "calendar round".
Aztec calendarAztecAstrology by traditionAztec science and technologyObsolete calendarsAztec calendars
Job Corps is a program administered by the United States Department of Labor that offers free-of-charge education and vocational training to youth ages 16 to 24.
Job CorpsAlternative educationGovernment agencies established in 1964Job CorpsGreat Society programs
List of Ōban Star-Racers episodes
List of Ōban Star-Racers episodes
Lithic reduction involves the use of a hard hammer precursor, such as a hammerstone, a soft hammer fabricator, or a wood or antler punch to detach lithic flakes from a lump of tool stone called a lithic core (also known as the "objective piece"). As flakes are detached in sequence, the original mass of stone is reduced; hence the term for this process.
Lithic reductionPrimitive technologyArchaeological artefact typesLithics
Flint River (Georgia)
The Flint River is a 344-mile-long (554 km) river in the U.S. state of Georgia. The river drains 8,460 square miles (21,900 km) of western Georgia, flowing south from the upper Piedmont region south of Atlanta to the wetlands of the Gulf Coastal Plain in the southwestern corner of the state. Along with the Apalachicola and the Chattahoochee rivers, it forms part of the ACF basin.
Flint River (Georgia)Geography of Decatur County, GeorgiaGeography of Mitchell County, GeorgiaGeography of Dougherty County, GeorgiaGeography of Upson County, GeorgiaRivers of Georgia (U.S. state)Geography of Fulton County, GeorgiaACF basin
Flintshire (Welsh: Sir y Fflint), also known as the County of Flint, is one of thirteen historic counties, a vice-county and a former administrative county, which mostly lies on the north east coast of Wales. Flintshire was notable as having one of the few large county exclaves (an area known as "English Maelor" or "Maelor Saesneg") to survive most of the 20th century.
Flintshire (historic)FlintshireHistoric counties of WalesStates and territories established in 1284
The Flint Hills, historically known as Bluestem Pastures or Blue Stem Hills, are a band of hills in eastern Kansas stretching into north-central Oklahoma, extending from Marshall County, Kansas and Washington County, Kansas in the north to Cowley County, Kansas and Osage County, Oklahoma in the south. Oklahomans generally refer to the same geologic formation as the Osage Hills.
Flint HillsLandforms of KansasGeology of KansasRegions of KansasEcoregions of the United StatesGeographic regions of OklahomaFlora of the Plains-Midwest (United States)Grasslands of the Great Plains (U.S.)Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands in the United States
The Flint Generals were a professional ice hockey team based in Flint, Michigan. They were a member of the International Hockey League and played their home games at Perani Arena and Event Center in Flint, Michigan. In June 2010, the team announced it would fold. Flint has been home to minor pro hockey in some incarnation since 1969, except a one year break in the 1990–91 season.
Flint GeneralsSports in Flint, MichiganInternational Hockey League (2007–) teamsSports clubs established in 1993Professional ice hockey teams in MichiganFlint, Michigan
A wheellock, wheel-lock or wheel lock, is a friction-wheel mechanism to cause a spark for firing a firearm. It was the next major development in firearms technology after the matchlock and the first self-igniting firearm. The mechanism is so-called because it uses a rotating steel wheel to provide ignition. Developed around AD 1500, it was used alongside the matchlock and was later superseded by the snaphance (1560s) and the flintlock (c. 1600).
WheellockEarly firearmsFirearm actions
Flint is a town in Flintshire, North Wales, lying on the estuary of the River Dee. It was the county town of the historic county of Flintshire and today is the third largest town in Flintshire. According to the 2001 Census the population of the community of Flint was 12,804. The demonym of Flint is off Flint.
Flint, FlintshireTowns in Flintshire
Billy Budd (opera)
Billy Budd is an opera by Benjamin Britten, from a libretto by E. M. Forster and Eric Crozier, was first performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on 1 December 1951. It is based on the short novel Billy Budd by Herman Melville.
Billy Budd (opera)OperasHerman MelvilleOperas by Benjamin BrittenOperas based on novels1951 operasEnglish-language operasCovent Garden world premieres
Flint glass is optical glass that has relatively high refractive index and low Abbe number. Flint glasses are arbitrarily defined as having an Abbe number of 50 to 55 or less. The currently known flint glasses have refractive indices ranging between 1.45 and 2.00. A concave lens of flint glass is commonly combined with a convex lens of crown glass to produce an achromatic doublet lens because of their compensating optical properties, which reduces chromatic aberration (color defects).
Flint glassDiamond simulantsGlass compositions
In archaeology, a lithic core is a distinctive artifact that results from the practice of lithic reduction. In this sense, a core is the scarred nucleus resulting from the detachment of one or more flakes from a lump of source material or tool stone, usually by using a hard hammer percussor such as a hammerstone. The core is marked with the negative scars of these flakes.
Lithic coreStone AgeArchaeological artefact typesLithics
University of Michigan–Flint
University of Michigan–Flint
De Anza College
De Anza College is a 112-acre (45 ha) community college located in Cupertino, California. It was founded in 1967 on the site of the Beaulieu Winery and is named after the Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza. Along with the arrival and growth of Apple Computer, the presence of De Anza College contributed significantly to the growth of Cupertino from a small town to an industrial city and an integral part of Silicon Valley.
De Anza CollegeEducational institutions established in 1967De Anza CollegeCupertino, CaliforniaCalifornia Community Colleges SystemUniversities and colleges in Santa Clara County, California
The People vs. Larry Flynt
The People vs. Larry Flynt is a 1996 American biographical drama film directed by Miloš Forman about the rise of pornographic magazine publisher and editor Larry Flynt, and his subsequent clash with the law. The film stars Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, and Edward Norton. The film was written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.
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Mississippian stone statuary
The Mississippian stone statuary are artifacts of polished stone in the shape of human figurines made by members of the Mississippian culture (800 to 1600 CE) and found in archaeological sites in the American Midwest and Southeast.
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Flint (G.I. Joe)
Flint is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero series. He was originally created as a character for the Sunbow cartoon series in 1984, and later introduced into the comic book and produced as an action figure in 1985.
Flint (G.I. Joe)Fictional soldiersFictional Green BeretsFictional United States Army RangersFilm charactersFictional special forces personnelComics characters introduced in 1984Fictional characters from KansasG.I. Joe characters
In architecture, flushwork is the decorative combination on the same flat plane of flint and ashlar stone. It is characteristic of the external walls of medieval buildings, most of the survivors being churches, in parts of Southern England, but especially East Anglia. If the stone projects from a flat flint wall, the term is proudwork — as the stone stands "proud" rather than being "flush" with the wall.
FlushworkChurch architectureEnglish architectureStonemasonryGothic architecture
Oakton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, in the United States. The population was 29,348 at the 2000 census. The ZIP code is 22124.
Oakton, VirginiaUnincorporated communities in VirginiaCensus-designated places in VirginiaPopulated places in Fairfax County, VirginiaBaltimore–Washington metropolitan area
Our Man Flint
Our Man Flint is a 1966 action film that parodies the James Bond genre. The film was directed by Daniel Mann, written by Hal Fimberg and Ben Starr, and starring James Coburn as master spy Derek Flint. The main premise of the film is that a trio of mad scientists attempt to blackmail the world with a weather-control machine.
Our Man FlintFilms directed by Daniel Mann1966 filmsSpy comedy filmsFictional secret agents and spiesFilms shot in CinemaScopeCold War spy filmsEnglish-language filmsParody filmsComedy science fiction films
Flint Boroughs (UK Parliament constituency)
Flint Boroughs (sometimes known as Flint or the Flint District of Boroughs) was a parliamentary constituency in north-east Wales which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom and its predecessors, from 1542 until it was abolished for the 1918 general election.
Flint Boroughs (UK Parliament constituency)History of FlintshireUnited Kingdom Parliamentary constituencies established in 1542Historic parliamentary constituencies in North WalesUnited Kingdom Parliamentary constituencies disestablished in 1918
Flint Sit-Down Strike
The 1936–1937 Flint Sit-Down Strike changed the United Automobile Workers (UAW) from a collection of isolated locals on the fringes of the industry into a major labor union and led to the unionization of the domestic United States automobile industry.
Flint Sit-Down StrikeLabor disputes in the United States1936 in the United States1936 labor disputes and strikesFlint, MichiganUnited Auto Workers1937 labor disputes and strikes1937 in the United States
Flint River (Michigan)
The Flint River is a 78.3-mile-long (126.0 km) river in the Flint/Tri-Cities region of Michigan in the United States. It flows through the city of Flint and the counties of Genesee, Lapeer and Saginaw.
Flint River (Michigan)Geography of Saginaw County, MichiganGeography of Lapeer County, MichiganGeography of Genesee County, MichiganRivers of Michigan
Housing at the University of Chicago
Housing at the University of Chicago includes 10 residence halls that are divided into 35 houses. Each house has an average of 70 students. Freshmen must live on-campus, and housing is guaranteed but not required thereafter. The University operates 28 apartment buildings near campus for graduate students. Approximately 60% of undergraduates live on campus.
Housing at the University of ChicagoUniversity of ChicagoStudent housing
Flint Town United F.C.
Flint Town United FC is a Welsh football club representing the Flintshire town of Flint in Wales. They are nicknamed the The Silkmen, and play their home games at Cae-y-Castell, Flint. They currently play in the Cymru Alliance league.
Flint Town United F.C.Football clubs in WalesSport in FlintshireAssociation football clubs established in 1886
Flint Township, Michigan
The Charter Township of Flint is a charter township of Genesee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 31,929 at the 2010 census. The City of Flint is adjacent to the township on the east, but is administratively autonomous.
Flint Township, Michigan1836 establishments in the United StatesCharter townships in MichiganPopulated places established in 1836Townships in Genesee County, Michigan
Larry Flynt Publications
Larry Flynt Publications, or LFP, Inc. , runs the adult entertainment empire founded by Larry Flynt. Founded in 1976, two years after Flynt began publishing Hustler magazine, LFP was originally to serve as the parent company of this magazine.
Larry Flynt PublicationsFilm production companies of the United StatesPrivately held companies based in CaliforniaCompanies based in Los Angeles County, CaliforniaAdult magazine publishing companiesLarry Flynt PublicationsPornographic film studiosEntertainment companies of the United StatesMagazine companies of the United StatesCompanies established in 1976
A fire striker is a piece of high-carbon steel used for striking a spark, usually kept in a tinderbox together with flint and tinder.
Coney Island hot dog
Coney Island hot dog (also Coney dog or Coney) refers to a natural casing beef hot dog, topped with an all-meat beanless chili, and diced or chopped white onions with one or two strips of yellow mustard. The variety is a fixture in Jackson, Flint, Detroit, and southeastern Michigan. A Coney Dog is not to be confused with a Chili Dog, a more generic name for a chili-topped hot dog.
Coney Island hot dogHot dogsCuisine of Detroit, MichiganCuisine of the Midwestern United States
The Flint Journal
The Flint Journal is the largest newspaper published in Flint, Michigan. Published Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, it serves Genesee, Lapeer and Shiawassee Counties. The paper is headquartered at 200 East First Street in Flint.
The Flint JournalAdvance PublicationsNewspapers published in MichiganMedia in Flint, Michigan
Caroline Louise Flint (born 20 September 1961) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Don Valley since 1997. She served as the Minister of State for Housing and Planning in 2008, and later as the Minister for Europe until her resignation in 2009, citing the leadership of Gordon Brown as a reason. In October 2010, she was elected to the Shadow Cabinet, and Ed Miliband appointed her Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
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Henry Flint is a British comic book artist who has worked mainly for British sci-fi comic 2000AD.
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Bishop International Airport
Bishop International Airport is an airport located in the city of Flint, Michigan. The third busiest airport in Michigan, it surpassed competitor MBS International Airport in terms of airline operations in 2002. In 2007, 1,071,238 passengers used Bishop Airport; in 2011, 938,914 passengers used the airport. There are currently four commercial airlines flying into and out of Flint. It is also served by the cargo operator FedEx Express.
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Flint corn, (Zea mays indurata; also known in most countries as Indian corn or sometimes calico corn) is the same species as, but a different variant of maize (var. Linnaeus). Because each kernel has a hard outer layer to protect the soft endosperm, it is likened to being hard as flint; hence the name. With less soft starch than dent corn (Zea mays indentata), it is too hard to bear concavities ("indentations").
Flint cornMaize varieties
Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad
The Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad (F&PM) is a defunct railroad which operated in the U.S. state of Michigan between 1857 and 1899. It was one of the three companies which merged to become the Pere Marquette Railway.
Flint and Pere Marquette RailroadDefunct Michigan railroadsRail lines receiving land grantsRailway companies disestablished in 1899Railway companies established in 1880Predecessors of the Pere Marquette RailwayDefunct Ohio railroads
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