Light and radio waves get refracted in a phenomenon known as ionospheric scintillation (similar to the way light is refracted by water, such that a pencil looks bent when it is halfsubmerged in a glass of water).
More recently, astrophysicists explained the intraday variability in luminosity as a scintillation in the interstellar medium rather than rapid quasar rotation.
There is an oscillation which causes an impression of scintillation over the area.
It is continuing the six-stringed scintillation that originated on the band's first effort.
The dragon shattered into the shadows as the scintillation of explosive elemental forces raced out and away from the impact.
What a whirl, what a swirl, what a syncopating scintillation of networking, flirting and aerobic socializing this week mixes up!
They were looking for a differential shift of less than one second of arc; even on a perfectly still night, the amount of scintillation or blurring shown by stars due to atmospheric turbulence is of this order.
It's just that they sound almost too well-rehearsed for this kind of repertoire: Russian passion meeting Germanic scintillation not quite equalling true jazz.
I climb here, gazing round, above, beneath, wholly encompassed by the ocean's scene; and there I send the gods supreme oblation, scattered beyond in jeweled scintillation over the depths, disdainful and serene.
I loved to hold its face close to mine in the dark and watch the scintillations produced every time a radium nucleus decayed.