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winkle

verb

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to shoot forth bursts of light
  • under a canopy of winkling stars, the campers bedded down for the night

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The first known use of winkle was in 1585

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“Winkle.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/winkle. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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