Gley

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Gley Asquint; askance; obliquely.
    • v. i Gley To squint; to look obliquely; to overlook things.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gley To shine; glance.
    • gley To look obliquely or askance; squint.
    • n gley A squint or sidelong glance.
    • gley Awry; asquint.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Gley glī to squint
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. gliȝen, glien, gleien, to shine, to squint; cf. Icel. gljā, to glitter
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. gljá, to glitter; Dan. glo.

Usage

In literature:

Gley tell me Mr Gunson come, and make tea dilectly, and cook bacon.
"To The West" by George Manville Fenn
The best-laid plans of politicians, however, gang aft a-gley.
"Experiences of a Dug-out, 1914-1918" by Charles Edward Callwell
There's a time to gley and a time to look straught.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Gley suggested that a female brain was combined with masculine glands of sex.
"A Problem in Modern Ethics" by John Addington Symonds
Grey; a grey horse, le gley.
"Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon" by T. N. Hibben
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