In one year the fruit-crop in a given neighbourhood is a failure: in another year it gluts the market.
The grub that does not eat its fill remains small, while the one that gluts itself grows fat.
Cheapness caused by gluts of the market is merely a disease of clumsy and wanton commerce.
Then, there was the theory of general "gluts," and of what is still denounced as over-production.
With fruit in gluts, and dropping fast, the kiln was supplemented by scaffolds.
The mastiff mauls the bundle clumsily and gluts himself with growling greed, crunching the bones.
The wedges, gluts, and beetle do the rest when the latter implement is properly wielded.
Plenty meant ruin to agriculturists, and commercial 'gluts' resulting in manufacturers' warehouses crammed with unsaleable goods.
The boughs swung over them and swept them; the swamp-water was lifted, and gluts of it slapped in Flor's face.
Much of this is hand work, and “gluts” or insertion pieces are generally preferred to overlapping joints.
early 14c., "to swallow too much; to feed to repletion," probably from Old French gloter "to swallow, gulp down," from Latin gluttire "swallow, gulp down," from PIE root *gwele- "to swallow" (cf. Russian glot "draught, gulp"). Related: Glutted; glutting.
1530s, "a gulp," from glut (v.). Meaning "condition of being full or sated" is 1570s; mercantile sense is first recorded 1590s.
An oversupply of goods on the market.