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blink

[bliŋk]
(mechanics)
A unit of time equal to 10-5 day or to 0.864 second.
(meteorology)
A brightening of the base of a cloud layer, caused by the reflection of light from a snow- or ice-covered surface.
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The Queen appeared to blink back tears yesterday as she took on her late mother's role at the opening of the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.
Students get the "why" behind concepts like regrouping or fractions, Schiffano says, "At least several times a year, I blink back tears.
At one stage Majella's eyes began to well with emotion, but she managed to blink back the tears.