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early 14c., from flint + stone (n.).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for flintstone

Historical Examples

  • Her uncle's grey head on his pillow was like a flintstone in chalk under her look by light of dawn; the chin had dropped.

    The Amazing Marriage, Complete

    George Meredith

  • Over this flintstone every year the people come by thousands, and crawl on their naked knees or walk on their naked feet.

  • The stages stopped at Flintstone, and Thomas Robinson kept the leading tavern there, in the olden time.

    The Old Pike

    Thomas B. Searight

  • As early as 1835 Jonathan Huddleson kept a tavern in Flintstone, and had the patronage of one of the stage lines.

    The Old Pike

    Thomas B. Searight

  • Henry B. Elbon also kept a tavern in Flintstone for many years, but his career began after that of the old road ended.

    The Old Pike

    Thomas B. Searight