Lightning glance

a quick, penetrating glance of a brilliant eye.

See also: Lightning

References in classic literature ?
Noirtier's eye began to dilate, and his eyelids trembled with the same movement that may be perceived on the lips of an individual about to speak, and he darted a lightning glance at Madame de Villefort and his son.
Hilbery resumed, glancing at the figures, which distressed her vaguely, and had some connection in her mind with the household accounts, "otherwise, as you say--" She cast a lightning glance into the depths of disillusionment which were, perhaps, not altogether unknown to her.
The plot which I was weaving against you, the storm which I was heaping up above your head, burst from me in threats and lightning glances.