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f li ker

  • n  a momentary flash of light
  • n  North American woodpecker
  • n  the act of moving back and forth
  • v  move back and forth very rapidly
    the candle flickered
  • v  shine unsteadily
    The candle flickered
  • v  flash intermittently

  • The intensity of the flicker told the scientists how small the planet was too small to be a gaseous blob like Neptune and therefore probably made of rock and ice; the timing .
  • He never knew which ones until he sat down and searched for a flicker of life on the screen.
  • CFLs have come a long way since they were first introduced in the mid-'90s (they don't flicker as much when you turn them on, for one thing), but because each bulb still contains 5 .
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  • Daniel Inouye in International Herald Tribune
    We must always remember our history. While there were painful lessons learned, it is also the source of our inner strength and our spirit,Inouye said. "We must never allow that torch to flicker out."
  • Sean Payton in Sports Network
    I wanted to challenge the defense on the first play with a deep throw,explained Payton. "I wanted to try the flea-flicker, and we were able to make a play, just enough to have some balance and misdirection to compliment our core runs and...
  • Amos Oz in guardian.co.uk
    Amos Oz, one of Israel's most prominent novelists, said it might be "the first flicker of light at the edge of the darkness".

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