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or glin

  1. a bright glow in the sky close to the horizon, usually taken as a portent of a storm.
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verb (used without object)
  1. (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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Historical Examples of glinn

  • Glinn was devoted to her, and she loved him, and was as true to him as any wife could have been.


    Robert Smythe Hichens

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


    Robert Smythe Hichens