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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blink  \Blink\,  n.  [OE.  blink.  See  {Blink},  v.  i.  ] 
  1.  A  glimpse  or  glance. 
 
  This  is  the  first  blink  that  ever  I  had  of  him 
  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  2.  Gleam;  glimmer;  sparkle.  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
 
  Not  a  blink  of  light  was  there  --Wordsworth. 
 
  3.  (Naut.)  The  dazzling  whiteness  about  the  horizon  caused  by 
  the  reflection  of  light  from  fields  of  ice  at  sea;  ice 
  blink. 
 
  4.  pl  [Cf.  {Blencher}.]  (Sporting)  Boughs  cast  where  deer 
  are  to  pass,  to  turn  or  check  them  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blink  \Blink\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Blinked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Blinking}.]  [OE.  blenken  akin  to  dan.  blinke,  Sw  blinka, 
  G.  blinken  to  shine,  glance,  wink,  twinkle,  D.  blinken  to 
  shine;  and  prob.  to  D.  blikken  to  glance,  twinkle,  G.  blicken 
  to  look  glance,  AS  bl[=i]can  to  shine,  E.  bleak.  [root]98. 
  See  {Bleak};  cf  1st  {Blench}.] 
  1.  To  wink;  to  twinkle  with  or  as  with  the  eye. 
 
  One  eye  was  blinking,  and  one  leg  was  lame.  --Pope 
 
  2.  To  see  with  the  eyes  half  shut,  or  indistinctly  and  with 
  frequent  winking,  as  a  person  with  weak  eyes. 
 
  Show  me  thy  chink,  to  blink  through  with  mine  eyne. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  shine,  esp.  with  intermittent  light;  to  twinkle;  to 
  flicker;  to  glimmer,  as  a  lamp. 
 
  The  dew  was  falling  fast  the  stars  began  to  blink. 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  The  sun  blinked  fair  on  pool  and  stream  .  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  4.  To  turn  slightly  sour,  as  beer,  mild,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blink  \Blink\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  shut  out  of  sight;  to  avoid,  or  purposely  evade;  to 
  shirk;  as  to  blink  the  question. 
 
  2.  To  trick;  to  deceive.  [Scot.]  --Jamieson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blink 
  n  :  a  reflex  that  closes  and  opens  the  eyes  rapidly  [syn:  {eye 
  blink}] 
  v  1:  briefly  shut  the  eyes;  "The  TV  announcer  never  seems  to 
  blink"  [syn:  {wink},  {nictitate},  {nictate}] 
  2:  force  to  go  away  by  blinking;  "blink  away  tears"  [syn:  {wink}, 
  {blink  away}] 
  3:  gleam  or  glow  intermittently;  "The  lights  were  flashing" 
  [syn:  {flash},  {wink},  {twinkle},  {winkle}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  blink  vi.,n.  To  use  a  navigator  or  off-line  message  reader  to 
  minimize  time  spent  on-line  to  a  commercial  network  service  (a  necessity 
  in  many  places  outside  the  U.S.  where  the  telecoms  monopolies  charge 
  per-minute  for  local  calls).  This  term  attained  wide  use  in  the  UK 
  but  is  rare  or  unknown  in  the  US 
 
 




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