Phrases with "glint"

Margaret Oliphant I am very well content with the Walk when there is a glint of sunshine; but Oona, she just never minds the weather. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Hugh saw again the quiet study with its electric reading-lamp, the pistols over the mantelpiece, the tiger glint in Lord Newhaven’s eyes. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

They’ve got the hard steely glint of a man who’d inflict any sort of suffering on any person who stood in his way. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Jack London He looked slowly about him, and I saw the glint of laughter in his eyes. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

He was wearing his queer Norland clothes, and his silver buckles and buttons caught the glint of fire. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch They reached their comrades in the river-bed, and the whole body stood irresolute, facing the shore where nothing showed but a glint of steel here and there between the trees. Margery of Lawhibbet by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Arthur Machen Always, even in the full blaze of summer, there would be a glint of fire on the cavernous hearth and a faint blue spire of wood smoke mounting the huge hollow of the chimney. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

John Galsworthy But her dark eyes, whose southern glint and clearness often almost frightened him, met his with perfect innocence. To Let by John Galsworthy

The man was watching him intently now and there was undeniably a glint of interest in his eyes. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

D. H. Lawrence Looking away, she saw the delicate glint of oats dangling from the side of the stack, in the moonlight, something proud and royal, and quite impersonal. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Abraham Merri I began to feel thirst — and the blue semblance of water within the silvery rim seemed to glint mockingly as my eyes rested on it. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Arthur Morrison There were red blinds hung with heavy lace in the front windows, and behind one of these blinds Hewitt was able to catch the glint of a heavy gas chandelier. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Arthur Conan Doyle I saw the glint of a knife, and I lashed at him with the hammer. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Anna Katherine Green What was coming? The glint in the lawyer’s eye forewarned her that something scarcely in consonance with her hopes and wishes might be expected. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Arnold Bennett Beyond the circle illuminated by the shaded chandelier could be discerned dim forms of furniture and of pictures, with a glint of high light here and there burning on the corner of some gold frame. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The glint of the gold in each case caught my eye, you see. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Rafael Sabatini Then he fished out of his pocket a green silk purse with a glint of gold showing through the meshes — a purse which he had taken that afternoon. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

George Gissing Not till the train reached the borders of Suffolk did a glint of sun fall upon meadow and stream; thence onwards the heavens brightened; the risen clouds gleamed above a shining shore. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Helen Zimmern They met every one worth meeting during their brief stay, and many famous names glint across the pages of the one letter that has been preserved treating of this London visit. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

John Galsworthy But, inwardly, where was she? As those two passed, Fleur raised her eyelids — the restless glint of those clear whites remained on Holly’s vision as might the flutter of a caged bird’s wings. To Let by John Galsworthy

Robert Louis Stevenson For two days the image of Catriona had mixed in all my meditations; she made their background, so that I scarce enjoyed my own company without a glint of her in a corner of my mind. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

G. K. Chesterton But I happened to see also a glint in the eye, which told me that the old man was quite as much of a fighter as the red-haired boy who had rashly challenged him. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Arthur Conan Doyle As we drove up I saw the glint of earrings in his ears. The Club-Footed Grocer by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Marjorie Bowen She even thought that in the warm glint of the eyes, the half curl of the lips, she detected promise of an ally. Elsie’s Lonely Afternoon by Marjorie Bowen

Abraham Merri Like a mole burrow in a garden stretched the trail of the tunnel; here and there we could look down within the rift at its top; far off in it I thought I saw the glint of spears. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

I saw something else — a glint of white metal in his hand. Prester John by John Buchan

D.H. Lawrence There was a glint of blue on them yet. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Was that swift water lashing under their feet — the fierce glint of some uncharted chasm? Out in their car under the harvest moon he talked brokenly. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

John Galsworthy He could see her eyes glint sideways at the boy, and the boy look back at her. To Let by John Galsworthy

Jack London She gazed straight before her at the Tower of Jewels with so austere an expression that no glint of refracted sunlight could soften it. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

William Hope Hodgson He had passed his lantern to Plummer, and I caught the glint of his revolver in his right hand. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Jack London He might have been a trifle graver than of yore, but the glint of laughter still was in his eyes. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

D. H. Lawrence She found his business cunning “intriguing”, and the glint in his dark glazed eyes, under the white, thick lashes, “sheiky”. Mother and Daughter by D. H. Lawrence [1929]

Eighteen — he was coming out! This time I stole forward boldly when the man had just passed, dimly saw a figure, and clearly enough the glint of a white paper he was holding. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Arnold Bennett Far away, opposite, a glint of sunshine had feloniously slipped in, transpiercing the gloom, and it lighted a series of doors. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Arthur Machen In the hearth there was a glint of fire and a blue, sweet-scented puff of wood smoke; a great black oak beam roughly hewn crossed the ceiling. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

At last a glint of steel was seen through the brown forest leaves, and forth from the covert into the open rode Sir Richard at the head of his men. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

D. H. Lawrence He was very humble, conciliatory, with Mrs Bodoin. But he cast at her sometimes that rapid glint of a reptilian glance as if to say: Yes! I see you! You are a handsome figure. Mother and Daughter by D. H. Lawrence [1929]

He had seen it from a safe distance, but from the present aspect only the indecorous glint at sunrise was visible. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

D. H. Lawrence Only when you knew him, and looked right into his eyes, you saw that unforgettable glint of the Indian. He had been badly shell-shocked, and was for a time a wreck. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

The early part consisted of folk-tales and folk-sayings, some of them wholly obscure, some of them with a glint of meaning, but all of them with some hint of a mystery in the hills. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

Rudyard Kipling We saw the writhing neck fall like a flail, the carcase turn sideways, showing the glint of a white belly and the inset of a gigantic hind leg or flipper. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Rafael Sabatini Higher, a few gnarled and aged olive trees reared their grey heads from which the rays of the westering sun struck a glint as of silver. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

It came down as quiet as a sleeping bairn, straight for him as he sat with his horse breasting the waters; and as it came the moon crept out of a cloud, and he saw a glint of yellow hair. The Outgoing of the Tide by John Buchan [1902]

D. H. Lawrence She, too, in the early morning could not be aware of him, though something about the glint of his khaki reminded her of the brilliance of her dream-fox. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

Then the grim face relaxed, the closely pressed lips broke their straight line and a glint of amusement came into the fierce eyes. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Arthur Conan Doyle I thought I knew the glint of your eye, though. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Arnold Bennett And there was no glint of hope anywhere. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

H. G. Wells Once more I thought I caught the glint of his eyes, and that was all. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Abraham Merri I caught the glint of helmets and corselets. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

D. H. Lawrence But Phoenix only stood there, as it were behind a cover of his own will, and looked back at Rico with a faint smile on his face and the glint moving in his eyes. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Evil men are gazing upon the house, and I have seen myself the glint of a musket at the end of the street. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Jack London His mouth was stern, and his eyes too; and in the latter there was no glint of laughter. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Arnold Bennett A glint of gold attracted the eye of Darius to the second shelf of the left-hand bookcase, and he went towards it with the arrogance of an autocrat whose authority recognises no limit. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Arthur Conan Doyle At a second whistle, however, a glint of light was seen through the branches, and the whole mass was swung to one side as though it moved upon a hinge. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

George Gissing At ten o’clock there shot a glint of promise across the clouded sky; rain had ceased, the wind was less boisterous. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Arthur Machen For when these remote roads were ended one dipped down the hill into the open country, into the dim world beyond the glint of friendly fires. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Arthur Machen In front it was black as a midnight cellar, and he turned about, and saw a glint in the distance, as if a candle were flickering in a farm-house window. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

D. H. Lawrence Her colour was high, and there was a glint in her eyes. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence The light of the bicycle lamp sheered yellowly across the dark, catching a glint of raindrops, a mist of darkness, shadow of leaves and strokes of long grass. Love Among the Haystacks by D. H. Lawrence [1930]

Abraham Merri Weeping for — him? A gleam of sapphire, a glint of steel caught his eyes. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

E. Phillips Oppenheim Every glint of expression seemed to have left her features. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

D. H. Lawrence An invisible smile seemed to creep up his cheek-bones, and the glint moved in his eyes as he teased her. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence One old purple hand clawed at a banister rail, and held for a moment, showing the glint of a wedding ring. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

Abraham Merri Lugur touched her arm, whispered again, The glint of guile shone in her eyes; she laughed softly, relaxed. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Rudyard Kipling I saw the glint of his blue blouse among the still horsemen. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

There was a low jingle, a glint of yellow metal, a sway of fringed draperies, and she stopped as if her heart had failed her. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

D. H. Lawrence All the week-days, there was a glint of sky and fields, the little church seemed to babble away to the cottages the morning through. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

The Hockins saw the glint of the metal, and the shadow cast by each piece of money as it rolled. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Arthur Conan Doyle I saw the glint of the moonlight upon his sleeve-links as he freed his arm, and then I heard the sound of a heavy blow. The Tragedians by Arthur Conan Doyle

Abraham Merri The mists hid the walls above this last, but he thought that through them he could see a glint of flaming scarlet and over it a blue shadow. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

No one near poor Serapion was ever allowed to be uncomfortable!” Dad’s eyes flashed up with a glint of spirit that he had never before showed in this connection. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Arthur Conan Doyle I could tell it by the sudden glint of his eyes and grip of his hand. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Edith Wharton The bolder dash of peroxyde on her hair, and the glint of jewels on her dusky skin, made her look like a tall bronze statue with traces of gilding on it. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Arnold Bennett He hesitated a moment on the mat, and he could hear the calm ticking of the clock in the kitchen and see the red glint of the kitchen fire against the wall. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Edith Wharton Through their veil Archer caught the glint of the Lime Rock, with its white-washed turret and the tiny house in which the heroic light-house keeper, Ida Lewis, was living her last venerable years. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She leaned forward, and there was more than a glint of admiration in her eyes. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Rudyard Kipling Yet through the worst Conroy saw, at an uncountable distance, one minute glint of light in his night. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

D. H. Lawrence But no, never a glint of pride or pleasure in the relation either way. Rawdon’s Roof by D. H. Lawrence [1928]

Rudyard Kipling I caught a glint of silver to the southward beyond the wooded ridge. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Over the green meadows and the ripening corn-fields lay Worcester itself: the cathedral showing out well, and the summit of the high church-spire of St. Andrew’s catching a glint of the sunlight. A Day of Pleasure by Ellen Wood [1872]

Arnold Bennett With a scarcely perceptible movement of her glass, Hilda greeted her husband, peeping out at him as it were for a fraction of a second in a glint of affection. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Edith Wharton The fool! But was the other look also meant for him? That half-shaded glint of Lita’s — was it not rather attached to the Marchesa, strung like a telephone wire to her lips? Klawhammer . Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

D. H. Lawrence He stood there watching her in silence, the invisible smile on his face, and the inscrutable Indian glint moving in his eyes. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence Lights were beginning to glint out: the township was deciding it was night. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle As I rode, elated at my own success, a lantern flashed suddenly before me, and I saw the glint of polished gun-barrels and the gleam of a red coat. The Crime of the Brigadier by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Before them was a glint of water, and they knew by the rushing sound that it was a river. The Secret Rose by William Butler Yeats [1897]

Sigmund Freud Also his hair shows a glint of grey. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

George Gissing Often he had the air of a lyric enthusiast; often, that of a profound thinker; not seldom there came into his eyes a glint of stern energy which seemed a challenge to the world. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Abraham Merri Too open! I caught the glint of arms on the housetops. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Arthur Conan Doyle Once, as it moved, I thought I saw the glint of two terrible, greenish eyes. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

It is not the honest man, but the man of honor, who shines in his page; his meek folk are proudly meek, and there is a touch of superiority, a glint of mundane splendor, in his lowliest. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Arthur Conan Doyle All round us twenty deep were savage faces and angry eyes, with the glint here and there of a weapon half drawn from its place of concealment. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

James Joyce The eyes, too, were reptile-like in glint and gaze. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce