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


or glin

[glin] /glɪn/ Maine.
a bright glow in the sky close to the horizon, usually taken as a portent of a storm.
verb (used without object)
(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 Unabridged
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  • Ye'll nae get there under twalve mile,—or maybe saxteen, if ye attampt to walk up the glin.

    Ayala's Angel Anthony Trollope
  • 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
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