Crane Turntable’s 2nd Life Is an Issue in CollapseIn the spring of 2007, a bolt of lightning struck a crane at 46th Street and Eighth Avenue, damaging a crucial part — the turntable at the top. Over the weeks that followed, the turntable’s bearings began to grind, and the stress apparently caused a crack in the surrounding steel that grew so wide that a worker noticed daylight glinting through it, according to an engineering report for the crane’s owner.
second childhood noun [S]
when someone starts to behave like a child, especially because of mental weakness caused by old age:
Her grandfather's in his second childhood and talks nonsense most of the time.
1 to produce small bright flashes of light reflected from a surface:
The stream glinted in the moonlight.
A large diamond glinted on her finger.
2 When someone's eyes glint, they look bright, expressing a lively emotion:
She smiled at him, her eyes glinting with mischief.
glint [C usually singular]
when something glints:
the glint of a knife
There was a mischievous glint in his eye.