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flickered


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  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. 




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