wink


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wink

1
an interrupted flashing of light

wink

2
a disc used in the game of tiddlywinks

wink

(1) See Wink hub.

(2) A short control signal in telephony operations. It can be a single pulse, a brief interruption of a continuous tone, a change of bits or a change in polarity of the signal. For example, a momentary interruption (the wink) of a continuous, single-frequency tone is a signal that the receiving device is ready. The momentary interruption (the wink) of current to the light next to a telephone's hold button causes it to flicker as a signal to the user that the line is on hold.
References in classic literature ?
The Beaver went simply galumphing about, At seeing the Butcher so shy: And even the Baker, though stupid and stout, Made an effort to wink with one eye.
Long Jack winked one tremendous wink that embraced all hands except Disko and Salters, and the incident was closed.
it wud ha done your heart good to percave the illigant double wink that I gived her jist thin right in the face with both eyes.
While Dorothy was looking earnestly into the queer, painted face of the Scarecrow, she was surprised to see one of the eyes slowly wink at her.
Raffles' slow wink and slight protrusion of his tongue was worse than a nightmare, because it held the certitude that it was not a nightmare, but a waking misery.
I returned the wink and filled the glass a second time.
With this he slammed down the lid of the chest, and the noise made them all wink.
While he thought of it in a cold perspiration, and wondered whether it was possible that he could be dreaming, Mr Snevellicci repeated the wink, and drinking to Mrs Lillyvick in dumb show, actually blew her a kiss
Well, you did give it to us yesterday," said one of those who had come in; "you didn't let us get a wink of sleep all night.
This was said with a mysterious wink; or what would have been a wink, if, in Mr.
Or even if I any ways should want a wink or two,' added Sloppy, after a moment's apologetic reflection, 'I could take 'em turning.
You may say that, Tom," replied the old fellow, with a very complicated wink.