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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 luckless woman, her indicator light blinking back tears of fury, was left to bemoan the end of "Ladies first" and all that.
They were blocked up after a bomb attack across the street during the Troubles but are now blinking back to life.
Blinking back the tears, she announces her pretentious plans to serve her country through her art.
Blinking back the tears and towelling his face dry, he somehow managed to hold himself together to serve out for a win that saw the Centre Court erupt in celebration.
BLINKING back tears, a terrified youngster apologised to rescuers yesterday after his mates locked him in a safe.
Blinking back the tears, he said: "All of us realised there are not many more important things in life than the family.
WHEN Kate Spall first heard that music legend Tony Wilson was denied Sutent, she found herself blinking back angry tears.
I was blinking back the tears, because hearing your name sung all around the ground is the most intense feeling.
Blinking back tears, she waved and repeatedly mouthed the words "Thank you".
Blinking back tears and trembling with emotion, he said gang members forced their way into his home on Belfast's republican Poleglass estate and threatened him.
Hobbling in pain and blinking back tears after a nerve in his back became inflamed, 35-year-old Agassi admitted following his 7-5 4-6 6-7 6-1 6-0 defeat: "I can't be out there like that.
Looking tired and blinking back tears, Mrs Hassan said: "Please don't bring the soldiers to Baghdad.