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 for Liquor of flints
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flint \Flint\, n. [AS. flint, akin to Sw. flinta, Dan. flint;
     cf. OHG. flins flint, G. flinte gun (cf. E. flintlock), perh.
     akin to Gr. ? brick. Cf. Plinth.]
     1. (Min.) A massive, somewhat impure variety of quartz, in
        color usually of a gray to brown or nearly black, breaking
        with a conchoidal fracture and sharp edge. It is very
        hard, and strikes fire with steel.
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     2. A piece of flint for striking fire; -- formerly much used,
        esp. in the hammers of gun locks.
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     3. Anything extremely hard, unimpressible, and unyielding,
        like flint. "A heart of flint." --Spenser.
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     Flint age. (Geol.) Same as Stone age, under Stone.
  
     Flint brick, a fire made principially of powdered silex.
  
     Flint glass. See in the Vocabulary.
  
     Flint implements (Arch[ae]ol.), tools, etc., employed by
        men before the use of metals, such as axes, arrows,
        spears, knives, wedges, etc., which were commonly made of
        flint, but also of granite, jade, jasper, and other hard
        stones.
  
     Flint mill.
        (a) (Pottery) A mill in which flints are ground.
        (b) (Mining) An obsolete appliance for lighting the miner
            at his work, in which flints on a revolving wheel were
            made to produce a shower of sparks, which gave light,
            but did not inflame the fire damp. --Knight.
  
     Flint stone, a hard, siliceous stone; a flint.
  
     Flint wall, a kind of wall, common in England, on the face
        of which are exposed the black surfaces of broken flints
        set in the mortar, with quions of masonry.
  
     Liquor of flints, a solution of silica, or flints, in
        potash.
  
     To skin a flint, to be capable of, or guilty of, any
        expedient or any meanness for making money. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Liquor \Liq"uor\ (l[i^]k"[~e]r), n. [OE. licour, licur, OF.
     licur, F. liqueur, fr. L. liquor, fr. liquere to be liquid.
     See Liquid, and cf. Liqueur.]
     1. Any liquid substance, as water, milk, blood, sap, juice,
        or the like.
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     2. Specifically, alcoholic or spirituous fluid, either
        distilled or fermented, as brandy, wine, whisky, beer,
        etc.
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     3. (Pharm.) A solution of a medicinal substance in water; --
        distinguished from tincture and aqua.
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     Note: The U. S. Pharmacopoeia includes, in this class of
           preparations, all aqueous solutions without sugar, in
           which the substance acted on is wholly soluble in
           water, excluding those in which the dissolved matter is
           gaseous or very volatile, as in the aqu[ae] or waters.
           --U. S. Disp.
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     Labarraque's liquor (Old Chem.), a solution of an alkaline
        hypochlorite, as sodium hypochlorite, used in bleaching
        and as a disinfectant.
  
     Liquor of flints, or Liquor silicum (Old Chem.), soluble
        glass; -- so called because formerly made from powdered
        flints. See Soluble glass, under Glass.
  
     Liquor of Libavius. (Old Chem.) See Fuming liquor of
        Libavius, under Fuming.
  
     Liquor sanguinis (s[a^]n"gw[i^]n*[i^]s), (Physiol.), the
        blood plasma.
  
     Liquor thief, a tube for taking samples of liquor from a
        cask through the bung hole.
  
     To be in liquor, to be intoxicated.
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