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shimmer

[′shim·ər]
(meteorology)
To appear tremulous or wavering, due to varying atmospheric refraction in the line of sight.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The pyramid of shimmering glasses, that had never been disturbed, changed to cascades as heavy bottles were flung into them.
And the run of the slight swell was so smooth that it resembled the graceful undulation of a piece of shimmering gray silk shot with gleams of green.
As I came cautiously to the edge of the low cliff overlooking the Lost Sea of Korus I saw Thurid pushing out upon the bosom of the shimmering water in a small skiff--one of those strangely wrought craft of unthinkable age which the Holy Therns, with their organization of priests and lesser therns, were wont to distribute along the banks of the Iss, that the long journey of their victims might be facilitated.
I stooped, panting, and pressed my pistol to the dreadful, shimmering head, but it was useless to press the trigger.
We saw the shimmering slaty gleam of their skins between the tree-trunks, and their heads undulating high above the brush-wood.
"Then let us put up an orison." Pulling off his cap, and clasping his hands, he chanted in a shrill voice: "Benedictus dominus Deus meus, qui docet manus meas ad proelium, et digitos meos ad bellum." A strange figure he seemed to his three squires, perched on his huge horse, with his eyes upturned and the wintry sun shimmering upon his bald head.
it was beautiful - a splendid place carpeted with crimson, and crimson-covered chairs and tables, and a pure white ceiling bordered by gold, a shower of glass-drops hanging in silver chains from the centre, and shimmering with little soft tapers.
Chanel Limited Edition Duo Bronze Et Lumiere, PS52, John Lewis A matte bronzer is paired with a shimmering highlighter, so you can sweep across your face for all-over glow, or focus on the cheekbones for a sculpting effect.
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Suitable for all skin tones as the sheen is colourless, you can use it on your arms and legs for a shimmering, luminous look.
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Swirl and dust over cheekbones for a sensational sunkissed look or use individually as shimmering metallic shadows.