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

  Twinkle \Twin"kle\ (tw[i^][ng]"k'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
     Twinkled (tw[i^][ng]"k'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Twinkling
     (tw[i^][ng]"kl[i^]ng).] [OE. twinklen, AS. twinclian; akin to
     OE. twinken to blink, wink, G. zwinken, zwinkern, and perhaps
     to E. twitch.]
     1. To open and shut the eye rapidly; to blink; to wink.
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              The owl fell a moping and twinkling.  --L' Estrange.
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     2. To shine with an intermitted or a broken, quavering light;
        to flash at intervals; to sparkle; to scintillate.
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              These stars do not twinkle when viewed through
              telescopes that have large apertures. --Sir I.
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              The western sky twinkled with stars.  --Sir W.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Twinkle \Twin"kle\, n.
     1. A closing or opening, or a quick motion, of the eye; a
        wink or sparkle of the eye.
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              Suddenly, with twinkle of her eye,
              The damsel broke his misintended dart. --Spenser.
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     2. A brief flash or gleam, esp. when rapidly repeated.
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     3. The time of a wink; a twinkling. --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash [syn:
           twinkle, scintillation, sparkling]
      2: merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of
         countenance; "he had a sparkle in his eye"; "there's a
         perpetual twinkle in his eyes" [syn: sparkle, twinkle,
         spark, light]
      v 1: gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"
           [syn: flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle]
      2: emit or reflect light in a flickering manner; "Does a
         constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?"
         [syn: twinkle, winkle, scintillate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  75 Moby Thesaurus words for "twinkle":
     bat, blink, blinking, breath, coruscate, coruscating, coruscation,
     coup, crack, dance, dancing, dazzle, dazzling, firefly, flash,
     flashing, flicker, flickering, fulgurate, fulguration, gleam,
     gleaming, glimmer, glimmering, glint, glisk, glisten, glistening,
     glister, glitter, glittering, glowworm, half a jiffy, half a mo,
     half a second, half a shake, illuminate, instant, jiff, jiffy,
     light, light up, microsecond, millisecond, minute, moment,
     nictitate, scintilla, scintillate, scintillating, scintillation,
     sec, second, shake, shimmer, shimmering, shine, shining, spangle,
     spark, sparking, sparkle, sparkling, split second,
     stroboscopic light, stroke, tick, tinsel, trice, twink, twinkling,
     twitch, two shakes, wink, winking

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