glen

Definitions

  • Logs in Boom. Glens Falls, New York
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n glen a narrow secluded valley (in the mountains)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Metro subway of Washington, DC, has several really deep stations. Its Forrest Glen station - in the Maryland suburbs - is 196 feet deep and has the longest subway escalator in the Western Hemisphere. But MOST of the subway stations in Leningrad are deeper than that.
    • n Glen A secluded and narrow valley; a dale; a depression between hills. "And wooes the widow's daughter of the glen ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n glen A narrow valley; a dale; a depression or hollow between hills.
    • n glen Synonyms Ravine, Gorge, etc. See valley.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Glen glen a narrow valley worn by a river: a depression between hills.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Of Celtic origin; cf. W. glyn, a deep valley, Ir. & Gael. gleann, valley, glen
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Celt., as in Gael. and Ir. gleann, W. glyn.

Usage

In literature:

From the top of this glen we struck inland, keeping more and more to the westward.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor
It nestled down in the low bed of the river that runs through the glen called Ballaglass.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
The inhabitants living within these boundaries were as unique as their bens and glens.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
They easily crossed the stream, and Fanny was surprised to find how soon they reached the top of the hill near Glen Tulloch.
"Norman Vallery" by W.H.G. Kingston
Glendovan (Glendevon), R. Old church in Gleneagles (= Glen Eglise).
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
Then the front door was thrust open, and Frank, and Jack, and Harry, and Glen, and Peter dashed through, shouting at the top of their voices.
"Boy Scouts in the Canal Zone" by G. Harvey Ralphson
A path leads up the glen to the waterfall.
"Stories and Legends of Travel and History, for Children" by Grace Greenwood
She had been pleasant thus far, since her coming to Glen Morris.
"Jessie Carlton" by Francis Forrester
But the reader is getting tired of Glen Lui, and insists on being led into more exciting scenery.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847" by Various
The southern is mountainous, but extensive farms are found in its fertile glens.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
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In poetry:

I know not how, I know not when,
I only know that there
She met me in the haunted glen,
A poppy in her hair.
"Lilith" by Madison Julius Cawein
Gold in the mountain,
And gold in the glen,
And greed in the heart,
Heaven having no part,
And unsatisfied men.
"Gold In The Mountain" by Herman Melville
I made a mountain-brook my guide
Thro' a wild Spanish glen,
And wandered, on its grassy side,
Far from the homes of men.
"The Spanish Chapel" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
And yonder is the mountain glen,
Where sings in trees unstirred
By breath of breeze or axe of men
The shining satin-bird.
"Heath from the Highlands" by Henry Kendall
The Bluebell cannot charm me now,
The heath has lost its bloom;
The violets in the glen below,
They yield no sweet perfume.
"The Bluebell" by Emily Jane Bronte
I fear to meet her in the glen,
Or seek her by the shore;
I fear to lift her cabin's latch,
But--should she come no more!--
"The Enchantress" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay

In news:

The newly formed Mostly Harmless Theater Company will present David Mamet's " Glengarry Glen Ross" beginning this weekend at Steamer No.10 Theater 500 Western Ave, Albany.
Scrubs John C McGinley Joins Glengarry Glen Ross (Video).
Glen Mazzara on Replacing Frank Darabont.
Showrunner Glen Mazzara shares what it was like working with Frank Darabont and then replacing him on 'The Walking Dead'.
Bank CEO-turned-Winnebago driver Larry Marik blows a solo passage on his sax during the recent Glen Miller Festival in Clarinda, Iowa.
Andrew Nicholson scored 15 points, Glen Davis had 11 points and 14 rebounds, and Orlando used a 21-0 run to open the third quarter to earn a 90-74 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
Rachel Michelle Goudy and Andrew Steven Gracik were united in marriage at 1 pm Saturday, July 9, at St Jude Catholic Church, Glen Dale, with the Rev.
I found some highly unusual gourds at Toadflax on Route 9 in South Glens Falls.
Glen Gulutzan laid out the game plan Tuesday morning.
Jack London Village in Glen Ellen has received new life and new owners this year, and with it the Grist Mill Restaurant and Wine Bar has risen anew, with owner Naravan Somname naming new chefs Thaddeus Palmese and William Inadomi.
Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Alzie Gromer , 94, who died Sept 14, 2002, were: Glen Gromer , Mark Gromer , Kevin Gable, Michael Edwards, Roger Gromer , Tony Allen, Terry Mason and Bill Mason.
The third Millburn AAII Investment Education Group meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct 9, at the Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Ave. 45 pm, with the lecture held 7-8:30 pm A donation of $5 will benefit the library.
Glen Canyon Mud Pants #2.
Glen Plake and the Gunbarrel 25 return to the slopes of Heavenly this Saturday as part of Heavenly's Spring Loaded promotion.
A student has been arrested in connection with alleged threats made against students at Glen A Wilson High School in Hacienda Heights, authorities said Friday.
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In science:

We would like to thank all of them for their involvement and dedication, in particular (but not limited to) Mark Bentum, Ken Brown, Jane Buckle, Todd Hunter, Leo de Jong, Derek Kubo, Rob Millenaar, Alison Peck, Glen Petitpas, Anthony Schinkel.
The eSMA: description and first results
Database management system In general, the perception layer must deal with all aspects of data processing and categorizing issues. Data are either manually (e.g. Murphy, Glen D. 2009) or automatically (e.g.
Towards an intelligence based conceptual framework for e-maintenance
Glen Rose and Davenport Ranch, both in Texas.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
My thinking about such a facility has evolved over a period of several years, starting with a workshop in June 2000 in Glen Arbor, Lake Michigan that I helped organize.
The Physics Case for an e^+ e^- Super B-Factory
The American mathematician Glen Baxter introduced this relation 1960 in his probability studies in fluctuation theory .
Hopf algebra approach to Feynman diagram calculations
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