glance


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glance \Glance\, n. [Akin to D. glans luster, brightness, G.
   glanz, Sw. glans, D. glands brightness, glimpse. Cf. Gleen,
   Glint, Glitter, and Glance a mineral.]
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   1. A sudden flash of light or splendor.
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            Swift as the lightning glance.        --Milton.
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   2. A quick cast of the eyes; a quick or a casual look; a
      swift survey; a glimpse.
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            Dart not scornful glances from those eyes. --Shak.
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   3. An incidental or passing thought or allusion.
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            How fleet is a glance of the mind.    --Cowper.
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   4. (Min.) A name given to some sulphides, mostly
      dark-colored, which have a brilliant metallic luster, as
      the sulphide of copper, called copper glance.
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   Glance coal, anthracite; a mineral composed chiefly of
      carbon.

   Glance cobalt, cobaltite, or gray cobalt.

   Glance copper, chalcocite.

   Glance wood, a hard wood grown in Cuba, and used for
      gauging instruments, carpenters' rules, etc. --McElrath.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glance \Glance\, v. t.
   1. To shoot or dart suddenly or obliquely; to cast for a
      moment; as, to glance the eye.
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   2. To hint at; to touch lightly or briefly. [Obs.]
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            In company I often glanced it.        --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glance \Glance\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glanced; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Glancing.]
   1. To shoot or emit a flash of light; to shine; to flash.
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            From art, from nature, from the schools,
            Let random influences glance,
            Like light in many a shivered lance,
            That breaks about the dappled pools.  --Tennyson.
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   2. To strike and fly off in an oblique direction; to dart
      aside. "Your arrow hath glanced". --Shak.
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            On me the curse aslope
            Glanced on the ground.                --Milton.
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   3. To look with a sudden, rapid cast of the eye; to snatch a
      momentary or hasty view.
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            The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,
            Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to
            heaven.                               --Shak.
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   4. To make an incidental or passing reflection; to allude; to
      hint; -- often with at.
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            Wherein obscurely
            Caesar's ambition shall be glanced at. --Shak.
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            He glanced at a certain reverend doctor. --Swift.
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   5. To move quickly, appearing and disappearing rapidly; to be
      visible only for an instant at a time; to move
      interruptedly; to twinkle.
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            And all along the forum and up the sacred seat,
            His vulture eye pursued the trip of those small
            glancing feet.                        --Macaulay.
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