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Glarus

[ glahr-uhs, -oos ]

noun

  1. a canton in E central Switzerland. 264 sq. mi. (684 sq. km).
  2. a town in and the capital of this canton, E of Lucerne.


Glarus

/ ˈɡlaːrʊs /

noun

  1. an Alpine canton of E central Switzerland. Capital: Glarus. Pop: 38 400 (2002 est). Area 684 sq km (264 sq miles)
  2. a town in E central Switzerland, the capital of Glarus canton. Pop: 5556 (2000)


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A parallel was drawn between the cataract there described, and one which Pleyel had discovered among the Alps of Glarus.

But the dome of the Dodi still gleams in the sun, and the far-off Glarus and Uri are reflecting his lingering beams.

At Glarus he was personally introduced to the system of mercenary war and of pensions in which Switzerland had engaged.

He retained his official connection with Glarus, and employed a curate to do his parish work.

In 1506, having taken holy orders, he became pastor of Glarus and at once began to show a reforming spirit.

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