The lights winkled in the window.
Stars winkle over our heads.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2
Commentary: Includes: WINKLE OUT
They winkled out the unqualified candidates.
Don't let them winkle you out.
We were winkled from the workplace by our officemates.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
winkle_out 1, 2