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blink

(blink),
To close and open the eyelids rapidly; an involuntary act by which the tears are spread over the conjunctiva, keeping it moist.
Synonym(s): wink

wink

(wingk)
To close and open the eyes rapidly; an involuntary act by which the tears are spread over the conjunctiva, keeping it moist.
[A.S. wincian]

wink

(wingk)
The brief, voluntary closure of one eye.

wink 

The rapid, voluntary closure and opening of one eye. See blink.
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"Forty Winks" is told in four scenes that cut back and forth in time, while always referring to things that took place well before the play's start.
Better off having forty winks. Still, you may be offered a golden opportunity today, which you can do in your sleep.
Baltic, Gateshead Sofia's exhibition 'turning forty winks into a decade' is at Baltic until April 22.
Sofia knew she was going to have to produce something on a bigger scale than previously and she came up with an epic picture in two parts called Turning Forty Winks Into Decades.
With Sleeptember in full swing it's worth taking the time to put sleep at the top of your agenda and at Leekes we've got an extensive selection of beds and mattresses to ensure you get your forty winks!
Forty winks, snooze, kip and more are just a few of the terms we use when we retire up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire.
Earplugs or an eyemask may also help you bag those forty winks with relative ease.
Dubai Catching forty winks at work is not something many employees could get away with -- not least one who is piloting a jumbo jet 11,000 metres over Asia.
Like many stable staff, she was sensibly snatching forty winks between morning and evening stables, but she nodded off in her lodgings near Lambourn after leaving the bath running and woke to find all the ground-floor carpets ruined.
So till next time Mum, we say goodnight, it's only forty winks that will make us sleep tight.
For example, I bet you didn't know that if you parked illegally and for whatever reason decided to grab forty winks, the traffic warden is forbidden to knock on the car window lest they give you a heart attack.