What did she see up there, glinting along the mountaintops of the mind?
Rupert's black eyes hardened and narrowed to lines of glinting jet.
The little white head was glinting off again when the father called it back.
While he was thus reflecting he saw the kettle hoisted on the tripod, shining and glinting in the sun.
Lestrange gave his fine, glinting smile as he rose to salute Emily.
The metal seemed to have a life of its own, glowing and glinting, focussing light into pinpoints on its surface.
Head and front of them all was Hito, fat and shining, with glinting pig's eyes.
John watched the glinting of the four rings on her left hand, and the slow undulations of the drooping lace at her wrist.
The blue dawn of morning was glinting among the rocks when I awoke.
Southward is a long vista of curving hills and glinting water shut in by the converging ranges.
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.).