Douse the glim, put out the light. [Slang]

(Glim"mer) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glimmered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Glimmering.] [Akin to G. glimmer a faint, trembling light, mica, glimmern to glimmer, glimmen to shine faintly, glow, Sw. glimma, Dan. glimre, D. glimmen, glimpen. See Gleam a ray, and cf. Glimpse.] To give feeble or scattered rays of light; to shine faintly; to show a faint, unsteady light; as, the glimmering dawn; a glimmering lamp.

The west yet glimmers with some streaks of day.

Syn. — To gleam; to glitter. See Gleam, Flash.

(Glim"mer), n.

1. A faint, unsteady light; feeble, scattered rays of light; also, a gleam.

Gloss of satin and glimmer of pearls.

2. Mica. See Mica. Woodsward.

Glimmer gowk, an owl. [Prov. Eng.] Tennyson.

(Glim"mer*ing), n.

1. Faint, unsteady light; a glimmer. South.

2. A faint view or idea; a glimpse; an inkling.

(Glimpse) n. [For glimse, from the root of glimmer.]

1. A sudden flash; transient luster.

LIght as the lightning glimpse they ran.

2. A short, hurried view; a transitory or fragmentary perception; a quick sight.

Here hid by shrub wood, there by glimpses seen.
S. Rogers.

3. A faint idea; an inkling.

(Glimpse) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glimpsed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Glimpsing.] to appear by glimpses; to catch glimpses. Drayton.

(Glimpse), v. t. To catch a glimpse of; to see by glimpses; to have a short or hurried view of.

Some glimpsing and no perfect sight.

2. A light or candle. [Slang] Dickens.

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