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blinky

[bling-kee] /ˈblɪŋ ki/
adjective, blinkier, blinkiest. Midland U.S.
1.
(of milk) sour.
Origin of blinky
British dialect
blink (in the sense “to turn sour”; compare British dialect blink to bewitch, turn (milk, beer) sour by witchcraft) + -y1
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  • blinky carefully pouched the dime in some unfathomable inner recess of his rags.

    Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
  • I guess blinky Lockwood'll get after him when he finds it out.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • "Hold on a minute," croaked out blinky, even his iron nerve a trifle shaken now that the crucial moment was near.

    The Boy Scouts On The Range Lieut. Howard Payson
  • blinky snorted and stamped over to the window, stooping to peer at the machine.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • Mary walked by the side of blinky, amusing her father with her prattle.

    Willis the Pilot Johanna Spyri
  • "blinky Lockwood," she replied over her shoulder, as she went into the house.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • "Now," breathed blinky to himself, bracing every muscle till they seemed to crack.

    The Boy Scouts On The Range Lieut. Howard Payson
  • blinky grunted mysteriously and fished in his pocket for some bills and silver.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • Gradually his eyes grew blurred and blinky, till now he could not see anything by day, even if he were to try.

    The Curious Book of Birds Abbie Farwell Brown

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