winks

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wink \Wink\, verb (used with an object) To cause (the eyes) to wink.[Colloq.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wink \Wink\, noun

1. The act of closing, or closing and opening, the eyelids quickly; hence, the time necessary for such an act; a moment.

I have not slept one wink. --Shak.

I could eclipse and cloud them with a wink. --Donne.

2. A hint given by shutting the eye with a significant cast. --Sir. P. Sidney.

The stockjobber thus from Change Alley goes down, And tips you, the freeman, a wink. --Swift.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wink \Wink\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Winked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Winking}.] [OE. winken, AS. wincian; akin to D. wenken, G. winken to wink, nod, beckon, OHG. winchan, Sw. vinka, Dan. vinke, AS. wancol wavering, OHG. wanchal wavering, wanch?n to waver, G. wanken, and perhaps to E. weak; cf. AS. wincel a corner. Cf. {Wench}, {Wince}, verb (used without an object)]

1. To nod; to sleep; to nap. [Obs.] "Although I wake or wink." --Chaucer.

2. To shut the eyes quickly; to close the eyelids with a quick motion.

He must wink, so loud he would cry. --Chaucer.

And I will wink, so shall the day seem night. --Shak.

They are not blind, but they wink. --Tillotson.

3. To close and open the eyelids quickly; to nictitate; to blink.

A baby of some three months old, who winked, and turned aside its little face from the too vivid light of day. --Hawthorne.

4. To give a hint by a motion of the eyelids, often those of one eye only.

Wink at the footman to leave him without a plate. --Swift.

5. To avoid taking notice, as if by shutting the eyes; to connive at anything; to be tolerant; -- generally with at.

The times of this ignorance God winked at. --Acts xvii. 30.

And yet, as though he knew it not, His knowledge winks, and lets his humors reign. --Herbert.

Obstinacy can not be winked at, but must be subdued. --Locke.

6. To be dim and flicker; as, the light winks.

{Winking monkey} (Zool.), the white-nosed monkey ({Cersopithecus nictitans}).

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

wink

noun

1: a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash" [syn: {blink of an eye}, {flash}, {heartbeat}, {instant}, {jiffy}, {split second}, {trice}, {twinkling}, {wink}, {New York minute}]

2: closing one eye quickly as a signal

3: a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly [syn: {blink}, {eye blink}, {blinking}, {wink}, {winking}, {nictitation}, {nictation}]

verb

1: signal by winking; "She winked at him"

2: gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing" [syn: {flash}, {blink}, {wink}, {twinkle}, {winkle}]

3: briefly shut the eyes; "The TV announcer never seems to blink" [syn: {blink}, {wink}, {nictitate}, {nictate}]

4: force to go away by blinking; "blink away tears" [syn: {wink}, {blink}, {blink away}]


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President Barack Obama

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Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

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