From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glimmer \Glim"mer\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glimmered; p. pr. &
   vb. n. Glimmering.] [Akin to G. glimmer a faint, trembling
   light, mica, glimmern to glimmer, glimmen to shine faintly,
   glow, Sw. glimma, Dan. glimre, D. glimmen, glimpen. See
   Gleam a ray, and cf. Glimpse.]
   To give feeble or scattered rays of light; to shine faintly;
   to show a faint, unsteady light; as, the glimmering dawn; a
   glimmering lamp.
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         The west yet glimmers with some streaks of day. --Shak.

   Syn: To gleam; to glitter. See Gleam, Flash.
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