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1. Oblique in direction; slanting or deflected: struck him a glancing blow.
2. Not straightforward; indirect: made glancing allusions to the scandal.

glanc′ing·ly adv.
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(ˈglæn sɪŋ, ˈglɑn-)

1. striking obliquely and bouncing off at an angle: a glancing blow.
2. brief and indirect: glancing references to a previous case.
glanc′ing•ly, adv.
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[ˈglɑːnsɪŋ] ADJ [blow] → oblicuo
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[ˈglɑːnsɪŋ] adj [blow] → oblique
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


adj to strike something a glancing blowetw streifen; she struck him a glancing blowihr Schlag streifte ihn; it was only a glancing blowich/er etc wurde nur gestreift
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[ˈglɑːnsɪŋ] adj (blow) → di striscio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(glaːns) verb
to look very quickly. He glanced at the book; He glanced over the accounts.
a brief or quick look. I had a glance at the books last night.
ˈglancing adjective
which hits and glances off. a glancing blow.
at a glance
at once. I could tell at a glance that something was wrong.
glance off
to hit and bounce off to one side. The ball glanced off the edge of his bat.
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References in classic literature ?
One of them, proud, haughty, capricious, with black hair and beautiful hands, was casting the flame of her glance here and there at random; another, light- hearted and gay, a smile upon her lips, with chestnut hair and delicate white hands, was a typical French virgin, thoughtless, and without hidden thoughts, living her natural real life; a third was dreamy, melancholy, pale, bending her head like a drooping flower; her neighbor, on the contrary, tall, indolent, with Asiatic habits, long eyes, moist and black, said but little, and reflected, glancing covertly at the head of Antinous.
A faint smile brightened the lips of the young Italian, who seemed thoughtful, and walked slowly to her easel, glancing carelessly at the drawings and paintings on her way, and bidding good-morning to each of the young girls of the first group, not observing the unusual curiosity excited by her presence.
"You wished to see me, sir?" the official asked, merely glancing up from the desk at which he was sitting with a pile of papers before him.
"It's not time yet; I think I'm too early," he said glancing round the empty drawing room.
The sisters, who also appeared to be in high spirits, never tired of glancing at Aglaya and the prince, who were walking in front.
Morton," said Maria, glancing her eye at the former in a manner that he understood.
Some damn rag or other!" He took a few more turns on the poop, glancing down over the rail now and then to see how fast we were moving.