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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.
References in classic literature ?
Under the enormous eyebrows his weak eyes blinked pathetically through the glasses.
He came to a stop and blinked across at White Fang.
Grose literally well in hand in advance of my sounding that note; so that even now, as she bravely blinked under the signal of my word, I could keep her comparatively firm.
He was aroused from this reverie by his friend, who, having hitched about nervously and blinked at the trees for a time, suddenly coughed in an introductory way, and spoke.