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


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  • FROM CLOAK-AND-DAGGER TO CROAK-AND-STAGGER, the sequin title twinkled to all the convalescent souls gathered for another long night of cinema without schedule-shot of a little street-crowd staring in a dusty show-window, someplace so far into the East End that no one except those who lived there had ever heard of it ... bomb-tilted ballroom floor of the ruin slipping uphill behind like a mountain meadow, but dodgy as a trampoline to walk upon, conch-twisting stucco columns tilted inward, brass elevator cage drooping from the overhead.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • His sword twinkled as it turned on the far side of the room.

    Sun of Suns

  • So soon as his winged feet reached the settlement, he espies Aeneas founding towers and ordering new dwellings; his sword twinkled with yellow jasper, and a cloak hung from his shoulders ablaze with Tyrian sea-purple, a gift that Dido had made costly and shot the warp with thin gold.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • Paul Ardite waved to Alice as she "twinkled" her fingers at him.

    The Moving Picture Girls at Sea or, A Pictured Shipwreck That Became Real

  • No, I won't be lonely, "and an amused expression twinkled in her eyes.

    Tides of Barnegat

  • Stars such as Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jamie Kennedy, Joan Jett, Richie Sambora, and the newly single Julianne Hough twinkled on the red carpet as well.

    TWILIGHT SAGA NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 17TH | Open Society Book Club Discussions and Reviews

  • Her hair was knotted neatly at her nape and a diamond pendant twinkled at her throat.

    A Light at Winter’s End

  • Your breath smelled like Juicy Fruit and your charm necklace twinkled.

    Space Camp 1989

  • The garden was lush with flowers; tiny lights twinkled, along with flickering lantern candles scattered on tables.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery

  • I took the pills for a while, in desperation, but couldn't keep it up because of a mental image of a pig whose eyes twinkled at me.

    Archive 2009-06-01


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