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glinn

or glin

[ glin ]
/ glɪn /
Maine.
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noun

a bright glow in the sky close to the horizon, usually taken as a portent of a storm.

verb (used without object)

(of the sky near the horizon) to become lighter (often followed by up).

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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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