Shimmered
Shimmer Shim"mer, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Shimmered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shimmering}.] [OE. schimeren, AS. scimerian; akin to sc[=i]mian, sc[=i]man, to glitter, D. schemeren, G. schimmern, Dan. skimre, Sw. skimra, AS. sc[=i]ma a light, brightness, Icel. sk[=i]ma, Goth. skeima a torch, a lantern, and E. shine. [root]157. See {Shine}, v. i.] To shine with a tremulous or intermittent light; to shine faintly; to gleam; to glisten; to glimmer. [1913 Webster]

The shimmering glimpses of a stream. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]


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