Consider the following sentence:
The metal sheets are glistening with water drops filled with a mix of dust and acid."
It is unclear to me if I can rewrite it using "glistening from":
"The metal sheets are glistening from water drops filled with a mix of dust and acid."
The only dictionary example I could find states "glistening with sweat" rather than "glistening from sweat", but it doesn't explain why.
"Gone are the wavy curls, glistening with sweat and flopping a full second behind his every move."
(The Daily Beast, "Roger Federer’s Hair Evolution", by Sujay Kumar, June 8, 2013, given as an example by Dictionary.com)