Blinked
Blink Blink (bl[i^][ng]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Blinked} (bl[i^][ng]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Blinking}.] [OE. blenken; akin to dan. blinke, Sw. blinka, G. blinken to shine, glance, wink, twinkle, D. blinken to shine; and prob. to D. blikken to glance, twinkle, G. blicken to look, glance, AS. bl[=i]can to shine, E. bleak. [root]98. See {Bleak}; cf. 1st {Blench}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To wink; to twinkle with, or as with, the eye. [1913 Webster]

One eye was blinking, and one leg was lame. --Pope [1913 Webster]

2. To see with the eyes half shut, or indistinctly and with frequent winking, as a person with weak eyes. [1913 Webster]

Show me thy chink, to blink through with mine eyne. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To shine, esp. with intermittent light; to twinkle; to flicker; to glimmer, as a lamp. [1913 Webster]

The dew was falling fast, the stars began to blink. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

The sun blinked fair on pool and stream . --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

4. To turn slightly sour, as beer, mild, etc. [1913 Webster]


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