Glanced
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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

2. To strike and fly off in an oblique direction; to dart aside. ''Your arrow hath glanced''. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

On me the curse aslope Glanced on the ground. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To look with a sudden, rapid cast of the eye; to snatch a momentary or hasty view. [1913 Webster]

The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To make an incidental or passing reflection; to allude; to hint; -- often with at. [1913 Webster]

Wherein obscurely C[ae]sar"s ambition shall be glanced at. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

He glanced at a certain reverend doctor. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

5. To move quickly, appearing and disappearing rapidly; to be visible only for an instant at a time; to move interruptedly; to twinkle. [1913 Webster]

And all along the forum and up the sacred seat, His vulture eye pursued the trip of those small glancing feet. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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