glister

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n glister the quality of shining with a bright reflected light
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Glister Glitter; luster.
    • v. i Glister To be bright; to sparkle; to be brilliant; to shine; to glisten; to glitter. "All that glisters is not gold."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • glister To sparkle; glitter.
    • glister Synonyms Glisten, Glitter, etc. See glare, intransitive verb
    • n glister Sheen; luster; glitter.
    • n glister Same as clyster, clyster-pipe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Glister glis′tėr to sparkle, glitter
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. glistren,; akin to G. glistern,glinstern, D. glinsteren, and E. glisten,. See Glisten
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. glistren; see above.

Usage

In literature:

The place smelled stale; the slate roofs glistered in the arid heat.
"Sons and Lovers" by David Herbert Lawrence
Down, down I come; like glistering Phaeton, Wanting the management of unruly jades.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
His armour was all bright and glistering, and his sword a devouring flame.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
How frantick are those louers which are carried away with the gaye glistering of the fine face?
"A History of English Prose Fiction" by Bayard Tuckerman
All that glisters is not gold.
"Familiar Quotations" by Various
Everywhere flourish the flower of the rose, and the clustering vine Pour out its branches around, wet with their glistering sheen.
"The World's Best Poetry, Volume 3" by Various
The palm trees took on the hard glister of metal leaves.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
The glistering branches arched above; the glistening stream of steel flowed beneath.
"The Drummer Boy" by John Trowbridge
The unexpectedness with which the glistering spectacle appeared made his heart leap.
"The Letter of the Contract" by Basil King
And all the while he was talking, his hand passed caressingly over her fair flaxen hair, or lingered amidst its glistering ringlets.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
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In poetry:

"O false! thou art false to me, sweetheart!"--
Over the stile the stars a-glister.
"To thee, the stars, and myself, sweetheart,
I never was aught save Mary's sister.
"At The Stile" by Madison Julius Cawein
No change on these sea-islands!
The huge piled clouds range
White in the cobalt sky;
The moss hangs,
And the strong, tiring sea-winds blow--
While day on glistering day goes by.
"Two Pages" by William Hervey Allen Jr