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blinking

[′bliŋ·kiŋ]
(communications)
Method of providing information in pulse systems by modifying the signal at its source so that signal presentation on the display scope alternately appears and disappears; in loran, this indicates that a station is malfunctioning.
(electronics)
Electronic-countermeasures technique employed by two aircraft separated by a short distance and within the same azimuth resolution so as to appear as one target to a tracking radar; the two aircraft alternately spot-jam, causing the radar system to oscillate from one place to another, making an accurate solution of a fire control problem impossible.
(navigation)
Regular shifting right and left or alternate appearance and disappearance of a loran signal to indicate that the signals of a pair of stations are out of synchronization.
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Here they lolled, blinking their hideous eyes, and doubtless conversing with one another in their sixth-sense- fourth-dimension language.
Da Souza remained in his chair, his eyes blinking as though with the sun, and his hands gripping nervously the sides of his chair.
He stood red-faced and blinking, with his crooked arms outstretched, while a male hand, protruding from the window, kept piling up upon him a series of articles the sight of which filled the curious old ladies with bewilderment.
Soon every house was blazing merrily, while the ancient fire-tender sat upright in the sunshine blinking at the destruction of his village.
After that, grateful and content, White Fang lay at Grey Beaver's feet, gazing at the fire that warmed him, blinking and dozing, secure in the knowledge that the morrow would find him, not wandering forlorn through bleak forest-stretches, but in the camp of the man-animals, with the gods to whom he had given himself and upon whom he was now dependent.
The Lapdog jumped into his master's lap, and lay there blinking while the Farmer stroked his ears.
There were so many dear delights along the golden road to give us pleasure--the earth dappled with new blossom, the dance of shadows in the fields, the rustling, rain-wet ways of the woods, the faint fragrance in meadow lanes, liltings of birds and croon of bees in the old orchard, windy pipings on the hills, sunset behind the pines, limpid dews filling primrose cups, crescent moons through darklings boughs, soft nights alight with blinking stars.
Through her window she saw the light blinking palely against the blue skies of dawn.
People only think they need these things because they have been trained in fear instead of being trained in power and courage, just as the silly nurses tell children not to stare at the sun, and so they can't do it without blinking.
Best of all, perhaps, he loved to lie near the fire, hind legs crouched under him, fore legs stretched out in front, head raised, and eyes blinking dreamily at the flames.
Old Augustus, blinking good-naturedly, opened his mouth and in popped Wallace's head.
I'm so glad now that the screens didn't come," she murmured, blinking up at the stars; "else I couldn't have had this