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blinking


  2  definitions  found 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blinking 
  adj  1:  off-and-on;  "the  blinking  signal  light" 
  2:  closing  the  eyes  intermittently  and  rapidly;  he  stood 
  blinking  in  the  bright  sunlight"  [syn:  {winking}] 
  3:  (used  of  persons)  informal  intensifiers;  "what  a  bally  (or 
  blinking)  nuisance";  "a  bloody  fool";  "a  crashing  bore"; 
  "you  flaming  idiot"  [syn:  {bally(a)},  {blinking(a)},  {bloody(a)}, 
  {crashing(a)},  {flaming(a)},  {fucking(a)}] 




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