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[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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If your cat blinks back, maybe he has kissed you, too
MADRID Alex, a punk-chic 20-year-old, blinks back tears and hits the stage.