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 for glistening
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  glistening \glistening\ adj.
     Reflecting light readily or in large amounts; having a
     surface luster; reflecting light directly rather than
     scattering it.
     Syn: glossy, nitid, sheeny, shiny.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Glisten \Glis"ten\ (gl[i^]s"'n), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
     Glistened; p. pr. & vb. n. Glistening.] [OE. glistnian,
     akin to glisnen, glisien, AS. glisian, glisnian, akin to E.
     glitter. See Glitter, v. i., and cf. Glister, v. i.]
     To sparkle or shine; especially, to shine with a mild,
     subdued, and fitful luster; to emit a soft, scintillating
     light; to gleam; as, the glistening stars.
     Syn: See Flash.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: reflecting light; "glistening bodies of swimmers"; "the
             horse's glossy coat"; "lustrous auburn hair"; "saw the
             moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet";
             "shining white enamel" [syn: glistening, glossy,
             lustrous, sheeny, shiny, shining]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  28 Moby Thesaurus words for "glistening":
     blinking, blinky, burnished, coruscant, coruscating, gleaming,
     glimmering, glimmerous, glimmery, glistering, glittering, glittery,
     glossy, lustrous, polished, scintillant, scintillating,
     scintillescent, sheeny, shimmering, shimmery, shining, shiny,
     spangly, sparkling, tinselly, twinkling, twinkly

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