- a canton in E central Switzerland. 264 sq. mi. (684 sq. km).
- a town in and the capital of this canton, E of Lucerne.
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At Glarus, in Ireland, a servant girl was burnt so late as 1786.
Wesen on Walensee was recaptured by the Austrians on their way to Glarus.
They then marched on Glarus, and conquered that valley in November, 1351.
In 1389 a seven years' peace was arranged, and Glarus returned to the Confederation.
But the dome of the Dodi still gleams in the sun, and the far-off Glarus and Uri are reflecting his lingering beams.Letters from Switzerland
Samuel Irenus Prime
- an Alpine canton of E central Switzerland. Capital: Glarus. Pop: 38 400 (2002 est). Area 684 sq km (264 sq miles)
- a town in E central Switzerland, the capital of Glarus canton. Pop: 5556 (2000)