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Twinkle, to sparkle, to shine with a quivering light; used of the stars: Lucr. 787. Gent. II, 6, 9. Rom. II, 2, 17. Lr. I, 2, 144. With an accus. denoting the effect: “as plays the sun upon the glassy streams, --ing another counterfeited beam,” H6A V, 3, 63.
In the --ing of an eye == in a moment: Merch. II, 2, 177 (Launcelot's speech).
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