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  1. a bright glow in the sky close to the horizon, usually taken as a portent of a storm.
verb (used without object)
  1. (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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  • Glinn was devoted to her, and she loved him, and was as true to him as any wife could have been.


    Robert Smythe Hichens

  • I don't think I can tell you, Mrs. Glinn answered, with an obvious effort.


    Robert Smythe Hichens