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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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FRANKMUSIK: Complete Me Verdict: HHHHI SOUTH Londoner Vincent Frank offers a shimmeringly seductive selection of 80s-infused, synthdriven pop in this promising debut album.
LONDONER Vincent Frank offers up a shimmeringly seductive selection of 80s-infused, synth-driven pop in a promising debut.
Nicola, sweet and shimmeringly pale, said all her friends were there, and drew cheers whenever she featured on the huge side screens.
Band member Noam reportedly built a keyboard from scratch for the making of this record, and the result is a series of shimmeringly ethereal, other-worldly soundscapes unlike most contemporary radio fodder.
A head-to-head with Sturtevant's work, for one, compelled Hill to question history and to negotiate interior structures, the immaterialities and invisibilities girding things, which find partial analogy in his use of the dynamic quality of glass to instantiate shimmeringly what is not there.
The island waters are shimmeringly clear, and the snorkelling is fantastic.
He is the most Flaubertian of our great novelists; just as Charles Bovary's whole future dangles from the savage description of his unsuitable cap in the opening of Madame Bovary or the magical evocation of Emma's parasol, in which all her beauty and delusion are shimmeringly mirrored, so too, in Yates's fiction, plain, mute objects stand as complex witnesses and emblems of his characters' unarticulated destinies.
A DREAMY melody, ethereal keyboards and gentle beats topped with Dido's voice make for a shimmeringly beautiful pop song.
Which means that "writing" isn't specifically verbal for me, as it must be for most poets: it's as likely to be cinematic, dramatic, emotional, auditory and shimmeringly unformed before it becomes actual language, transformed into words on a page.
By the end of January 2002, Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan was confident enough of impending recovery to testify to the Senate that the economy was "just at this point turning, as best as I can judge," and that there were "signs recently that some of the forces that have been restraining the economy over the past year are starting to diminish and that activity is beginning to firm." By Greenspan standards, those are shimmeringly positive comments.
This part of Rolf's output was definitely at its peak during the Sixties, though I only realised why last night when I watched a tape of one of his old shows, turned down the colour control and once again saw his work in shimmeringly atmospheric monochrome.