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flick·er

(flik'ĕr),
The visual sensation caused by stimulation of the retina by a series of intermittent light flashes occurring at a certain rate.
See also: flicker fusion, critical flicker fusion frequency.

flicker

A rapid, transient and intermittent photic discharge sensed in a visual field.

flicker

The visual sensation of alternating intervals of brightness caused by rhythmic interruption of light stimuli.

flicker

Perception produced when the retina is stimulated by an intermittent light stimulus which fluctuates between a frequency of a few hertz and the critical fusion frequency.
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Any noontime I could watch them reliving the stories and the magic gestures and see the flickery scenes unreeling inside my eye just as Daddy Hickman could make people relive the action of the Word.
some parents prefer to ignore it and pretend that it will go away; others are evangelical in their hatred of it and their desire to keep their children away from its insidious influence; others still occupy a hinterland of hypocrisy where its negative,brainwashing power over their children is only discussed in its flickery glow after the children have gone to bed; but the vast majority -those who haven't the time or the inclination to demonize it,or over intellectualise it -see it as a teacher,children's entertainer and nanny all rolled into one.
Surely it is the "clean"-ness of the world, its flickery yet immense precision, "whirling" out of "the dark.