nictitation

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From nictitate.

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nictitation (plural nictitations)

  1. Winking, blinking
    • 1962: Vlamidir Nabokov, Pale Fire
      I saw a couple, later identified for me as Mr Colt, a local lawyer, and his wife, whose blundering Cadillac half entered my driveway before retreating in a flurry of luminous nictitation.

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