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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flash  \Flash\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Flashed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Flashing}.]  [Cf.  OE  flaskien  vlaskien  to  pour,  sprinkle, 
  dial.  Sw  flasa  to  blaze,  E.  flush,  flare.] 
  1.  To  burst  or  break  forth  with  a  sudden  and  transient  flood 
  of  flame  and  light;  as  the  lighting  flashes  vividly;  the 
  powder  flashed. 
 
  2.  To  break  forth,  as  a  sudden  flood  of  light;  to  burst 
  instantly  and  brightly  on  the  sight;  to  show  a  momentary 
  brilliancy;  to  come  or  pass  like  a  flash. 
 
  Names  which  have  flashed  and  thundered  as  the  watch 
  words  of  unnumbered  struggles.  --Talfourd. 
 
  The  object  is  made  to  flash  upon  the  eye  of  the 
  mind.  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  A  thought  flashed  through  me  which  I  clothed  in 
  act  --Tennyson. 
 
  3.  To  burst  forth  like  a  sudden  flame;  to  break  out 
  violently;  to  rush  hastily. 
 
  Every  hour  He  flashes  into  one  gross  crime  or  other 
  --Shak. 
 
  {To  flash  in  the  pan},  to  fail  of  success.  [Colloq.]  See 
  under  {Flash},  a  burst  of  light.  --Bartlett. 
 
  Syn:  {Flash},  {Glitter},  {Gleam},  {Glisten},  {Glister}. 
 
  Usage:  Flash  differs  from  glitter  and  gleam,  denoting  a  flood 
  or  wide  extent  of  light.  The  latter  words  may  express 
  the  issuing  of  light  from  a  small  object,  or  from  a 
  pencil  of  rays.  Flash  differs  from  other  words  also 
  in  denoting  suddenness  of  appearance  and 
  disappearance.  Flashing  differs  from  exploding  or 
  disploding  in  not  being  accompanied  with  a  loud 
  report.  To  glisten,  or  glister,  is  to  shine  with  a 
  soft  and  fitful  luster,  as  eyes  suffused  with  tears, 
  or  flowers  wet  with  dew. 




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