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flicker


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flicker  \Flick"er\  (-[~e]r),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Flickered} 
  (-[~e]rd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Flickering}.]  [OE.  flikeren 
  flekeren  to  flutter,  AS  flicerian  flicorian  cf  D. 
  flikkeren  to  sparkle.  [root]84.  Cf  Flacker.] 
  1.  To  flutter;  to  flap  the  wings  without  flying. 
 
  And  flickering  on  her  nest  made  short  essays  to 
  sing.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  waver  unsteadily,  like  a  flame  in  a  current  of  air,  or 
  when  about  to  expire;  as  the  flickering  light. 
 
  The  shadows  flicker  to  fro.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flicker  \Flick"er\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  wavering  or  of  fluttering;  flucuation;  sudden 
  and  brief  increase  of  brightness;  as  the  last  flicker  of 
  the  dying  flame. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  golden-winged  woodpecker  ({Colaptes 
  aurutus});  --  so  called  from  its  spring  note.  Called  also 
  {yellow-hammer},  {high-holder},  {pigeon  woodpecker},  and 
  {yucca}. 
 
  The  cackle  of  the  flicker  among  the  oaks. 
  --Thoureau. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flicker 
  n  1:  a  momentary  flash  of  light  [syn:  {glint},  {spark}] 
  2:  North  American  woodpecker 
  3:  the  act  of  moving  back  and  forth  [syn:  {waver},  {flutter}] 
  v  1:  move  back  and  forth  very  rapidly,  as  of  a  candle  [syn:  {waver}, 
  {flitter},  {flutter},  {quiver}] 
  2:  shine  unsteadily;  "The  candle  flickered"  [syn:  {flick}] 
  3:  flash  intermittently;  "The  lights  flicked  on  and  off"  [syn: 
  {flick}] 




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