or glin

[ glin ]

  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

Words Nearby glinn Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use glinn in a sentence

  • And then Mrs glinn was fully face to face with her particular guardian devil.

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  • When the door-bell at last rang, Mrs glinn laid down her novel carefully, and mechanically stood up.

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  • When he had gone, Mrs glinn sat down in a chair and took up a French novel.

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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.

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

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