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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gleam  \Gleam\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gleamed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Gleaming}.] 
  1.  To  shoot,  or  dart,  as  rays  of  light;  as  at  the  dawn, 
  light  gleams  in  the  east. 
 
  2.  To  shine;  to  cast  light;  to  glitter. 
 
  Syn:  To  {Gleam},  {Glimmer},  {Glitter}. 
 
  Usage:  To  gleam  denotes  a  faint  but  distinct  emission  of 
  light.  To  glimmer  describes  an  indistinct  and  unsteady 
  giving  of  light.  To  glitter  imports  a  brightness  that 
  is  intense,  but  varying.  The  morning  light  gleams  upon 
  the  earth;  a  distant  taper  glimmers  through  the  mist; 
  a  dewdrop  glitters  in  the  sun.  See  {Flash}. 




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