Billy Bob Thornton, explaining the biggest appeal of the project for him, calls it, with a glint in his eye, “a 10-hour movie.”
Ann, interpretative, dressed her in snow-white tulle with here and there a glint of silver.
With the first glint of dawn I heard steps outside the hut; but I did not stir.
He made out men in dress clothes sitting here and there and the glint of nymph-like forms passing from place to place, springily.
The wolf had seen the glint of her pistol barrel and had fled.
But for the glint of the eye, he would have failed to discover it at all.
Dufrenne looked grave, and a glint of anger came into his eyes.
Carney was thinking fast, and a glint of light shot athwart his placid gray eyes.
He looked through his field-glasses, and caught the glint of an officer's sword.
In the autumn the whole wood is full of the click and glint of the winged seeds.
1787, from Scottish, where apparently it survived as an alteration of Middle English glenten "gleam, flash, glisten" (mid-15c.), from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian gletta "to look," dialectal Swedish glinta "to shine"), from Proto-Germanic *glent-, from PIE *ghel- "to shine, glitter, glow, be warm" (see glass). Reintroduced into literary English by Burns. Related: Glinted; glinting.
1540s (modern use from 1826), from glint (v.).