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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GLISTER

A glowworm is not discerned in the sunshine, though it glister in the dark.

Despite the keen wind, a glister of sweat-drops studded his forehead.

George Light in 1657 paid Dr. Modè fifty pounds of tobacco for 'a glister and administering.'

She only shook her head; and now he saw the glister of tear-drops in those beautiful gray eyes.

The glister of the profit that was supposed to have ensued to Scotsmen blinded many men's eyes at the first sight.

And therefore the same effect may be produced by a Glister, the Head may be intoxicated by a medicine at the Heel.

The glister of the proffeit that was judged heirof to have ensewed to Scotishmen at the first sight, blynded many menis eyis.

We can't even be sure if the Salt Lake is a lake, or whether the glister we see there is just dry sand.

They seemed to be attracted, just as he was, by that abominable slimy flow and glister of the asphalt.

They went through the orchard where the pears and pippins were lustered by the sheen and glister of the moon.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., probably from or related to Low German glisten, Middle Dutch glisteren, from PIE root *ghel- "to shine, glitter" (see glass). Related: Glistered; glistering. As a noun, from 1530s.

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