Flick"er (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flickered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Flickering.] [OE. flikeren, flekeren, to flutter, AS. flicerian, flicorian, cf. D. flikkeren to sparkle. 84. Cf. Flacker.]


To flutter; to flap the wings without flying.

And flickering on her nest made short essays to sing. Dryden.


To waver unsteadily, like a flame in a current of air, or when about to expire; as, the flickering light.

The shadows flicker to fro. Tennyson.


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Flick"er, n.


The act of wavering or of fluttering; flucuation; sudden and brief increase of brightness; as, the last flicker of the dying flame.

2. Zool.

The golden-winged woodpecker (Colaptes aurutus); -- so called from its spring note. Called also yellow-hammer, high-holder, pigeon woodpecker, and yucca.

The cackle of the flicker among the oaks. Thoureau.


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