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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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HEARTBROKEN friends and family blinked back tears yesterday as the young son of a soldier killed in Iraq lit a single candle in memory of his father.
Kaito Uchimura, 6, threw up at one point but soldiered on bravely as he blinked back tears.
Their children ( son and heir Prince Albert II, and princesses Caroline and Stephanie ( blinked back tears as Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" echoed through the 19th-Century cathedral.
Their children - son and heir Prince Albert II, and Princesses Caroline and Stephanie - blinked back tears as Samuel Barber's 'Adagio for Strings' mournfully echoed through the 19th-century cathedral overlooking the sea.
Dealey Plaza seems infinitely more worthy of being a place of reverence, where flowers are laid and tears blinked back, but the sense of an active crime scene prevails instead.
Her two-year-old daughter blinked back tears as she saw Moira's coffin, draped with the Stars and Stripes flag, being carried to its final resting place in Queens, New York.
Kevin McAllister blinked back the daylight at ten past four on Thursday afternoon - after spending 17 hours celebrating the night of his life in a local boozer
Runner-up Jorgie, 24, blinked back tears, saying: "It's so emotional, so extreme.
DAZED dad Garry Hargreaves today blinked back tears to relive the moment he discovered his son dead on the sofa.
Yesterday his mother, Margaret Nwabuko, blinked back tears as she read a short statement urging witnesses to come forward.
Britt, Hatem Al-Nasian's defense attorney, embraced his client when the verdict was announced and blinked back tears as he discussed the case afterward.
He was a very kind person,'' Aristides Cerna said at a news conference as he blinked back tears.