He pulled the crucifix from under his shirt and it glinted in the bright midday sun.
The moon-rays, filtering through a narrow opening, glinted on his white hair and long beard.
Her eyes, turned sideways, glinted; her teeth were fastened on her lower lip.
Some pastures had been eaten off to the roots and glinted in golden bronze.
Frost prisms on the snow sparkled and glinted in the starlight.
The light from the chandelier fell upon her brown hair, and glinted.
Frank took a three inch golden ring that glinted with mineral.
On the other side of the cabin an empty whisky bottle caught a ray of light from the fire, and glinted feebly back.
The light, touching the edges of her hair, glinted into an iridescent halo about her face.
Then it glinted with the barely visible violet, a solid once more, rigid and motionless.
1787, from Scottish, where apparently it survived as an alteration of Middle English glenten "gleam, flash, glisten" (mid-15c.), from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian gletta "to look," dialectal Swedish glinta "to shine"), from Proto-Germanic *glent-, from PIE *ghel- "to shine, glitter, glow, be warm" (see glass). Reintroduced into literary English by Burns. Related: Glinted; glinting.
1540s (modern use from 1826), from glint (v.).