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A Gleam was an American Thoroughbred racehorse who set a Hollywood Park Racetrack record with five straight stakes races in 1952.

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Google previewLawrence's Leadership Politics and the Turn Against Women (1986)

by Cornelia Nixon

Like ”the flash of fangs” and angels' swords and the "glimmer" of the mystery of life, a gleam is a transient light from a natural source, different from the electric glare of the arc light. It reveals things not observable under the arc light of the ...

Google previewDictionary of Confusable Words (2013)

by Adrian Room

gleam/glow/glimmer/glint A gleam is a faint or intermittent show of light: 'There was a gleam from under the door.' A glow is a warm, steady and usually reddish show of light: 'The bushes were clearly visible in the glow from the bonfire,' 'There ...

Google previewThe writer's and student's assistant: or, A compendious dictionary, rendering the more common words and phrases in the English language into the more elegant or scholastic (1838)

by John Henry Brady

A gleam is properly the commencement of light, or that portion of opening light which interrupts previous darkness. A glimmer is an unsteady gleam. R«y and beam are portions of light which emanate from some luminous body ; the former from ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1862)

glimt, a gleam, glimpse, flash, would unite glint with gleam instead of glitter. The truth seems to be that the words signifying shining are derived from a ...

Google previewEntick's New Spelling Dictionary ... Carefully revised, corrected, and improved, by John Robinson (1834)

by John ENTICK, John ROBINSON (Schoolmaster, of London.)

a gleam, a ray. Gleam'y, a... fiashing, shooting sudden light, bright. Glean, v.a. to gather the remains, pick up, select. Glean, s. a collection made slowly and laboriously. Gleaner, s. one who gleans, one who selects. Glean'ing, s. the act of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language for the Use of Schools (1854)

by Frederick Poynder

A quick view, a gleam of light Glance, v. a. To shoot suddenly [denly Glance, v. n. To shine, fly off obliquely, view sud- Glan'cingly, adv. Suddenly, transiently Gland, s. A soft fleshy organ in the bodies of animals Glan'dered, a. Affected with ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes ... (1845)

by John Platts

A gleam of dawning light ...

Google previewAn analytical dictionary of the English language (1830)

by David Booth

A Gleam (adjective Gleamy) is a flash of light shining through darkness. A state between light and darkness (as in twilight) is Gloom. The Scotch Twilight is termed Gloaming; which, being of longer duration than in more southern latitudes , and ...

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Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam on those that are without while the inhabitant sits in darkness. (Hannah More)
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