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"I'll have to think that over," she said, with a glint of mischief in her eyes.

With the first glint of dawn I heard steps outside the hut; but I did not stir.

"It is a habit of mine," said he, with a glint of humour in his eye.

Alston Choate did not allow a glint to lighten the grave kindliness of his glance.

The wolf had seen the glint of her pistol barrel and had fled.

Dufrenne looked grave, and a glint of anger came into his eyes.

He looked through his field-glasses, and caught the glint of an officer's sword.

And De Blacquaire took it with a glint of moisture in his eyes.

Spanish oaths sounded on the evening air, and the glint of steel was seen.

His eyes made just a glint of blue light below the forage cap.

WORD ORIGIN

1787, from Scottish, where apparently it survived as an alteration of Middle English glenten "gleam, flash, glisten" (mid-15c.), from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian gletta "to look," dialectal Swedish glinta "to shine"), from Proto-Germanic *glent-, from PIE *ghel- "to shine, glitter, glow, be warm" (see glass). Reintroduced into literary English by Burns. Related: Glinted; glinting.

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