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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I am a communications business and I want to compete in the C-SPAN HD, C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD online commentary marketplace. Comcast is using it's monopoly position as my cable provider to prevent me from having access to C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD. Therefore, I am unable to compete in the HD Congressional Commentary marketplace. This is bad for DEMOCRACY and it is bad for the INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS in Comcast's service area. This reduces diversity of opinion in the Congressional Commentary marketplace and leads to the American citizens getting their news only from official sources, such as the major broadcast networks, cable networks and movie companies such as the NBC companies.

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Here is a copy of an e-mail I sent to the FCC:


Subject: Comcast refuses to carry C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 HD because they are not PROFITABLE.
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:44:43 -0700
From: Ken M.
To: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov, Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov, Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov, Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov, Mike.ORielly@fcc.gov, campaignlaw@fcc.gov, ombudsperson@fcc.gov


I have complained to you about Comcast not providing C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.  You forwarded the complaint to Comcast and they contacted me by phone.  They contend that as a FOR-PROFIT company, it is not in the their business interests in terms of profitability to supply their 25 million customers with C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.

I stated that these are NONPROFIT channels that are in the PUBLIC INTEREST and of course they are not profitable to carry.  But I argued that it is their DUTY as Americans to provide these channels to the U.S. CITIZENS in its service area.  I stated that it is in the PUBLIC INTEREST.

He said, "Sorry, we are a FOR-PROFIT corporation and the demand isn't there."

I would like to escalate this complaint to the next level, given that it wasn't resolved by Comcast.

I believe it is in our national security interests for the citizens to have access to their congressional proceedings in HD.

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