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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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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 microscope, such as infinity and that in us which partakes of it: "Electricity had no soul, light and heat had no soul," but "to be oneself" ”was not limited mechanical energy, nor mere purpose of self-preservation and self-assertion” (441). Presumably, the ...
The 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 ...
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 number of representations of the same kind of sound, having commonly more or less resemblance to each other, and this general resemblance in the roots causes a network of relationship in the words derived from them. Glanders. OFr. glandre, a ...
by Joseph Bosworth
Gl&m a gleam, v. gleam. Glaenge, glsengS Pomp, glory, magnificence, pride, L. Glcengean To adorn, L. Glsere Glare, ...
by Paul Dickson
The inspiring images of the Hubble Space Telescope were still 15 years away, and the other Great Observatories were little more than a gleam in astronomers' imaginations. In the intervening decades since Origins was first published, the lexicon of aerospace (see its entry!) has increased substantially.
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