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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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Outside the church, a slightly built, 58-year-old man blinked back tears.
I found myself staring at it and then not being able to look, just in case those eyes blinked back at me.
Soccer favourite John Beresford today blinked back tears to lead tributes to a tragic amateur player killed by a train.
Ray blinked back tears as he recalled how his wife had reacted to the terrifying ordeal.
A GULF War widow yesterday blinked back tears as she told a US Congressional committee sitting in Westminster of her husband's slow death.
Carol Naughton, chairman of Birmingham CND, blinked back tears as she passionately urged the crowd to keep pressure on the Government to stop military action in the Gulf.
Colin, ex-Blackburn Rovers and Scotland skipper, blinked back tears during a poignant tribute to Denise, who died aged 43 from an infection following botched cosmetic surgery.
Firefighter Andy Horan, of Engine 80, blinked back a tear as he walked toward The Pit with FDNY's 16th Battalion.
Chief executive Mr Wyatt blinked back tears as he said: "Ultimately I blame myself.
A Gulf War widow from the Midlands yesterday blinked back tears as she told a US Congressional committee sitting in Westminster of her husband's slow death after returning from the conflict.
Surrounded by family, friends and well-wishers from The Birmingham Post and Nicholson Estates, 33-year-old Nikki blinked back tears as she finally realised the b central apartment, furnished by Rackhams, was really hers.
More still blinked back tears as his parents joined teachers to lay wreaths in the classroom where Jamie had been a cherished pupil.