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aglint

[ uh-glint ]
/ əˈglɪnt /
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adjective
displaying bright points of light, as by reflection; glittering: a diamond tiara aglint under the ballroom lights.
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Origin of aglint

First recorded in 1875–80; a-1 + glint
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How to use aglint in a sentence

  • Furley was sitting upright upon the sofa, his keen eyes aglint with anger.

    The Devil's Paw|E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • A long expanse of the Hudson was in sight from where he stood, its broad, rippled surface aglint in the September sunshine.

    The Crimson Sweater|Ralph Henry Barbour
  • The dog was hurrying, with eyes aglint and plumy tail waving, toward a spot directly beside her.

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