Gleamy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Gleamy Darting beams of light; casting light in rays; flashing; coruscating. "In brazed arms, that cast a gleamy ray,
      Swift through the town the warrior bends his way."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gleamy Darting beams of light; gleaming; flashing; beaming.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Gleamy casting beams or rays of light
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. glǽm, gleam, brightness (see Glimmer); akin to glass, glow.

Usage

In literature:

The Duke arrived just as the setting sun crowned the proud palace with his gleamy rays.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
It was a faint, gleamy afternoon, and such sun as there was did not shine into the study.
"The Invader" by Margaret L. Woods
The shadowy kings of Banquo's fated line Through the dark cave in gleamy pageant pass'd.
"The Poetical Works of William Collins" by William Collins
The fresh wind, the gleamy wisps of light, the running, open sea beyond the harbour bars.
"Sea and Sardinia" by D. H. Lawrence
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In poetry:

His acre brought forth roots last year;
This year it bears the gleamy grain;
Next spring shall seedling grass appear:
Then roots and corn and grass again.
"The Ploughman" by Gordon Bottomley
Yet, still thy name its energies shall deal,
When wild-storms gather round thy country's sun;
Her glowing youth shall grasp the gleamy steel,
Rank'd round the glorious wreaths which thou hast won!
"On The Death of General Sir Ralph Abercrombie" by Thomas Gent
And on those gleamy April days
That hurt my soul with too much bliss
When I am wandering woodland ways,
A-bloom with twining ecstasies,
You speak my joy in silver words
I thought none knew so well, but birds.
"To A Poet In April" by Mary Webb