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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Oblique in direction; slanting or deflected: struck him a glancing blow.
  • adj. Not straightforward; indirect: made glancing allusions to the scandal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of glance.
  • adj. Making a superficial, obtuse contact with something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Shooting, as light.
  • adj. Flying off (after striking) in an oblique direction.

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