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

  Twinkling \Twin"kling\, n.
     1. The act of one who, or of that which, twinkles; a quick
        movement of the eye; a wink; a twinkle. --Holland.
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     2. A shining with intermitted light; a scintillation; a
        sparkling; as, the twinkling of the stars.
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     3. The time of a wink; a moment; an instant.
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              In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last
              trump, . . . the dead shall be raised incorruptible.
                                                    --1 Cor. xv.
                                                    52.
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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.
                                                    Newton.
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              The western sky twinkled with stars.  --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  twinkling
      adj 1: shining intermittently with a sparkling light; "twinkling
             stars"
      n 1: a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or
           the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a
           flash" [syn: blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat,
           instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling,
           wink, New York minute]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "twinkling":
     blink, blinking, blinky, breath, coruscant, coruscating,
     coruscation, coup, crack, firefly, flash, glimmer, glimmering,
     glimmerous, glimmery, glisten, glistening, glister, glistering,
     glitter, glittering, glittery, glowworm, half a jiffy, half a mo,
     half a second, half a shake, instant, jiff, jiffy, microsecond,
     millisecond, minute, moment, scintilla, scintillant, scintillating,
     scintillation, scintillescent, sec, second, shake, shimmer,
     shimmering, shimmery, spangle, spangly, spark, sparkle, sparkling,
     split second, stroboscopic light, stroke, tick, tinsel, tinselly,
     trice, twink, twinkle, twinkly, twitch, two shakes, wink
  
  

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