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1. A momentary flash of light; a sparkle: a glint of sunlight through the clouds.
2. A faint or fleeting indication; a trace: a glint of suspicion on his face.
intr.v. glint·ed, glint·ing, glints
1. To gleam or give out small flashes of light, usually by reflection: Her glasses glinted in the sunlight. See Synonyms at flash.
2. To be reflected in small flashes: The moon glinted on the lake.

[Middle English glent, of Scandinavian origin; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]
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Adj.1.glinting - having brief brilliant points or flashes of lightglinting - having brief brilliant points or flashes of light; "bugle beads all aglitter"; "glinting eyes"; "glinting water"; "his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent"; "shop window full of glittering Christmas trees"; "glittery costume jewelry"; "scintillant mica"; "the scintillating stars"; "a dress with sparkly sequins"; "`glistering' is an archaic term"
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"
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As the fateful moment arrives, and Nwokedi is transformed into the spirit behind the mask, and thus masked and bearing the glintingly sharp machete, it is Senator Arikpo that the Ekumeku presents to him, bound hands and feet and neck placed on the special sacrificial log.
His eyes trace the arc the coin makes, reaching its zenith then tumbling glintingly end over end as gravity takes hold and draws it back.