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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wink  \Wink\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Winked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Winking}.]  [OE.  winken,  AS  wincian  akin  to  D.  wenken,  G. 
  winken  to  wink,  nod,  beckon,  OHG.  winchan  Sw  vinka,  Dan. 
  vinke,  AS  wancol  wavering,  OHG.  wanchal  wavering,  wanch?n  to 
  waver,  G.  wanken,  and  perhaps  to  E.  weak;  cf  AS  wincel  a 
  corner.  Cf  {Wench},  {Wince},  v.  i.] 
  1.  To  nod;  to  sleep;  to  nap.  [Obs.]  ``Although  I  wake  or 
  wink.''  --Chaucer. 
  2.  To  shut  the  eyes  quickly;  to  close  the  eyelids  with  a 
  quick  motion. 
  He  must  wink,  so  loud  he  would  cry.  --Chaucer. 
  And  I  will  wink,  so  shall  the  day  seem  night. 
  They  are  not  blind,  but  they  wink.  --Tillotson. 
  3.  To  close  and  open  the  eyelids  quickly;  to  nictitate;  to 
  A  baby  of  some  three  months  old  who  winked,  and 
  turned  aside  its  little  face  from  the  too  vivid 
  light  of  day  --Hawthorne. 
  4.  To  give  a  hint  by  a  motion  of  the  eyelids,  often  those  of 
  one  eye  only. 
  Wink  at  the  footman  to  leave  him  without  a  plate. 
  5.  To  avoid  taking  notice,  as  if  by  shutting  the  eyes;  to 
  connive  at  anything  to  be  tolerant;  --  generally  with  at 
  The  times  of  this  ignorance  God  winked  at  --Acts 
  xvii.  30. 
  And  yet  as  though  he  knew  it  not  His  knowledge 
  winks,  and  lets  his  humors  reign.  --Herbert. 
  Obstinacy  can  not  be  winked  at  but  must  be  subdued. 
  6.  To  be  dim  and  flicker;  as  the  light  winks. 
  {Winking  monkey}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  white-nosed  monkey 
  ({Cersopithecus  nictitans}). 

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