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  1. brush
    1. Verb, Brushing or flickering gently over a surface.
    • 1977, w:Stephen R. Donaldson, Stephen R. Donaldson, Lord Foul"s Bane, page 77
    • :"As they walked together between the houses, Lena"s smooth arm brushed his. His skin felt at the touch."
      1. glow, Glowing or luminous, but lacking heat.
      The glow of fireflies delighted the children.
    • 1839, w:Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Jonathan Birch (translator), s:Faust (von Goethe), Faust: A Tragedy, Black and Armstrong, page http://books.google.com/books?id=6jEHAAAAQAAJ&pg=RA3-PA127&dq=lambent 127,
    • : <small>The Witch, with much ceremony, fills the basin. As FAUST is about to raise it to his lips, it emits a clear flame.</small> <br/> MEPHISTOPHELES. Quick! quickly down with it!"no breathing time allowed! " And does a flame prevent thee quaff?
      1. Exhibiting lightness or brilliance of wit; clever or witty without unkindness.
      We appreciated her comments.
    • 1800, w:William Cowper, William Cowper, The Task, Book VI: "The Winter Walk at Noon", Poems, J. Johnson, page http://books.google.com/books?id=Ra4DAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA232&dq=lambent+-flame+-flames+-fire+date:1000-1800&lr=&num=20&as_brr=0 232,
    • : No foe to man / Lurks in the Å¿erpent now: the mother Å¿ees, / And Å¿miles to Å¿ee, her infant's playful hand / Stretch'd forth to daily with the creÅ¿ted worm, / To Å¿troke his azure neck, or to receive / The homage of his arrowy tongue.
Etymology: From (term, lambens), present participle of (term, lambo, lambÅ, lick, lang=la).


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