American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To glisten.
- n. Glitter; brilliance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sparkle; glitter.
- Synonyms Glisten, Glitter, etc. See glare, intransitive verb
- n. Sheen; luster; glitter.
- n. Same as clyster, clyster-pipe.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To be bright; to sparkle; to be brilliant; to shine; to glisten; to glitter.
- n. Glitter; luster.
- n. the quality of shining with a bright reflected light
- Compare Old French glistere. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English glisteren, probably from Middle Dutch glinsteren or Middle Low German glisteren; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“An 'regular fall weather it was -- the glint o' the sun on the golden larch an 'the quakin' aspens; an 'the glister of light on ivery ripple; an' beyand, the winter an 'the blue haze of the North comin' down hand in hand.”
“I'd ruther say the glister of light'd gone to your eyes, and the snap of the air to your tongue. ”
“Its branches, more gray then green, shine with a metallic glister and give little shade.”
“So whether you're recently divorced and you're now happily unmarried, or you're thinking about getting a divorce, tell people your situation and show them that glister.”
“You have that beautiful unmarried glister about you.”
“When really that look of surprise should be Wow, you've got that unmarried glister about you.”
“Poor wretch, but late thy locks did brighter glister”
“Eight-grand rings don't force issues, they just sparkle and glister and confuse.”
“The stones on this supposed continent with America be altogether sparkled and glister in the sun like gold; so likewise doth the sand in the bright water, yet they verify the old proverb,”
“Two others were very remarkable for glister-pouches that dangled at their waist.”
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