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Sunday, January 04, 2015

Definitions for gleed

  1. Archaic. a glowing coal.

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Citations for gleed
"Not a gleed of fire, then, except the bit kindling peat, and maybe a spunk in Mysie's cutty-pipe," replied Caleb. Sir Walter Scott, The Bride of Lammermoor, 1819
I saw her pale lips move—a spell of warding, I suppose, for she neither winced nor withdrew her hand from the burning gleed. Delia Sherman, The Porcelain Dove, 1993
Origin of gleed
Gleed entered English before 950, and is related to the more common word glow.