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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.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sudden flash of light or splendor. [1913 Webster] Swift as the lightning glance. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A quick cast of the eyes; a quick or a casual look; a swift survey; a glimpse. [1913 Webster] Dart not scornful glances from those eyes. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. An incidental or passing thought or allusion. [1913 Webster] How fleet is a glance of the mind. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]