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flint

noun [C or U]     /flɪnt/
(a piece of) shiny grey or black stone that is like glassTypes of rockPrecious and semi-precious stones (a piece of) stone or metal used in a musket to make it fire or in a cigarette lighter to produce a flameHeaters and burnersParts of guns
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