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- glorious revolution,
- glory box,
Origin of glory hole
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for glory hole
informal a room, cupboard, or other storage space that contains an untidy and miscellaneous collection of objects
nautical another term for lazaretto (def. 1)
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"a drawer or place where things are heaped together in a disorderly manner," 1825, the first element probably a variant of Scottish glaur "to make muddy" (mid-15c.), perhaps from Old Norse leir "mud." Sexual (originally homosexual) sense from 1940s.
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