Definition of Twinking

1. Verb. (present participle of twink) ¹



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Definition of Twinking

1. twink [v] - See also: twink

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Twinking

twinhull
twinhulled
twinhulls
twinier
twiniest
twinight
twining
twiningly
twinings
twinjet
twinjets
twink
twinked
twinkie
twinkies
twinking (current term)
twinkle
twinkle toes
twinkled
twinkler
twinklers
twinkles
twinklier
twinkliest
twinkling
twinkling(a)
twinklingly
twinklings
twinkly
twinkly-eyed

Literary usage of Twinking

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1. Two Collections of Derbicisms Containing Words and Phrases in a Great by Samuel Pegge, Thomas Hallam (1896)
"twinking, adj. ; ' a twinking frost,' a sharp or severe one ; twinking (tweaking) one, as it were by the nose. Twitch, v. to take up hastily ; also, ..."

2. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana (1895)
"had been built upon the fore-hatch, were all gone, in the twinking of an eye, leaving the deck as clean as a chin new reaped, and not a stick left to show ..."

3. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... shamefully confuted My pen now wyll I sharpe And wrest vp my harpe With sharpe twinking trebels Agaynst al such rebels That labour to confound And bring ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1819)
"She was a short, fat, " dumpy woman"—quite a bundle of a body, as one may say—with smooth red cheeks, and little twinking roguish eyes ;—and when she ..."

5. Ballad Book by Katharine Lee Bates (1890)
"Wi' that he vanished frae her sight, In the twinking of an eye ; And naething mair the lady saw But the gloomy clouds and sky. ..."

6. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1890)
"The chart proves a very thorough preparedness, if the French or King James appeared on the seas, to send on the news to London in " twinking points of fire. ..."

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