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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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Songs to make you laugh, shout and blink back a surprise tear.
As they turn nine or 10 it's almost impossible to watch without having to blink back the tears every couple of minutes and rush out to hug your own kids during each ad break.
Andre was then asked a question about his tour and appeared to blink back tears as he said, his voice shaking: "I'd rather just stop this if that's all right?