from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A wink of the eye.
- n. An instant.
- n. Obsolete A glance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An instant, a short moment.
- n. The winking of an eye.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A wink; a token.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wink or motion of the eyelid; a hint or token.
An eyewink in human history, no more than a pimple on the ass of modern prosperity.
Now they had technology that could create vehicles capable of crossing that distance in literally an eyewink.
So rapid is this movement that "quick as a wink" is a common phrase to signify speed, and the German word for "an instant" is ein Augenblick ( "an eyewink").
On coming into the room where Min and I were regarding Dicky Chip's performances with loving eyes, and I completely "translated" by various combinating influences, Mrs Clyde appeared to take in the situation in an instant -- "an eyewink," as a minute portion of time is happily rendered in the Teutonic tongue.
"In an eyewink that poet was up, grabs the ball, and comes tearin 'back toward us.