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glancing


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glancing  \Glan"cing\,  a. 
  1.  Shooting,  as  light. 
 
  When  through  the  gancing  lightnings  fly.  --Rowe. 
 
  2.  Flying  off  (after  striking)  in  an  oblique  direction;  as  a 
  glancing  shot. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glance  \Glance\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Glanced};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Glancing}.] 
  1.  To  shoot  or  emit  a  flash  of  light;  to  shine;  to  flash. 
 
  From  art,  from  nature,  from  the  schools,  Let  random 
  influences  glance,  Like  light  in  many  a  shivered 
  lance,  That  breaks  about  the  dappled  pools. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  To  strike  and  fly  off  in  an  oblique  direction;  to  dart 
  aside.  ''Your  arrow  hath  glanced''.  --Shak. 
 
  On  me  the  curse  aslope  Glanced  on  the  ground. 
  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  look  with  a  sudden,  rapid  cast  of  the  eye;  to  snatch  a 
  momentary  or  hasty  view. 
 
  The  poet's  eye,  in  a  fine  frenzy  rolling,  Doth 
  glance  from  heaven  to  earth,  from  earth  to  heaven. 
  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  make  an  incidental  or  passing  reflection;  to  allude;  to 
  hint;  --  often  with  at 
 
  Wherein  obscurely  C[ae]sar"s  ambition  shall  be 
  glanced  at  --Shak. 
 
  He  glanced  at  a  certain  reverend  doctor.  --Swift. 
 
  5.  To  move  quickly,  appearing  and  disappearing  rapidly;  to  be 
  visible  only  for  an  instant  at  a  time;  to  move 
  interruptedly;  to  twinkle. 
 
  And  all  along  the  forum  and  up  the  sacred  seat,  His 
  vulture  eye  pursued  the  trip  of  those  small  glancing 
  feet.  --Macaulay. 




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