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glin

[glin] /glɪn/
noun, verb (used without object), glinned, glinning.
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glinn

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[glin] /glɪn/ Maine.
noun
1.
a bright glow in the sky close to the horizon, usually taken as a portent of a storm.
verb (used without object)
2.
(of the sky near the horizon) to become lighter (often followed by up).
Origin of glinn
compare Newfoundland dial. glin, glynn, glim glow from distant ice; apparently akin to glim, glimmer, though source of n is unclear
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  • When we made our appearance, the flure was instantly cleared for us, and then she and I danced the Humors of glin.

    The Ned M'Keown Stories William Carleton
  • Ye'll nae get there under twalve mile,—or maybe saxteen, if ye attampt to walk up the glin.

    Ayala's Angel

    Anthony Trollope

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