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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of glister.


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  • Students sometimes were able to predict when they would be "taken up" or called on; if their answers were insufficient, students were "glistered" or disapproved, the professor recording the poor performance in his grade book.

    The Purposes of a University Education

  • As morning star, dew glistered web, I am your alastor.

    The Lucifer Cantos 2/13

  • When she set it on the table in front of Inman, he looked down on the plate and nearly cried as he watched the butter melt across the egg yolks and the whites and the brown meat and the yellow grits until the whole plate glistered in the taper light.

    Cold Mountain

  • Stars glistered in blackness, but eastward the sky was lightening.

    Operation Luna

  • About two kilometers hence, close to the southern horizon, a metallic band glistered from edge to edge of vision, some three meters wide.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • Downhill glistered the city, lights in constellations and fountains, upward radiance of towers, firefly dance of arrears.

    The Rebel Worlds

  • The light about her grew clearer and more lustrous; the faint strains of melody more glorious, and the perfumed air sweeter still; and lo! the whole place was thronged with white-winged spirits, clad all in garments so pure and spotless that they glistered at every turn.


  • Then came the great company of men and women, which had taken divine orders, whose garments glistered all the streets over.

    The Golden Asse

  • Ambassadors themselves (for at home in their own country they were noble men) in cloth of gold, with great chains of gold, with gold hanging at their ears, with gold rings upon their fingers, with brooches and aglettes* of gold upon their caps, which glistered full of pearls and precious stones; to be short, trimmed and adorned with all those things, which among the

    English Literature for Boys and Girls

  • The banks were lines of dusk, except where some lone cottonwood loomed skyward like a giant ghost clothed with a mantle that glistered and darkled in the chill star-sheen.

    The River and I


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