Glowbard to Glyceric
(Glow"bard) n. [See Globard.] The glowworm. [Obs.]
(Glow"er) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glowered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Glowering.] [Cf. Gloar.] to look
intently; to stare angrily or with a scowl. Thackeray.
(Glow"ing*ly) adv. In a glowing manner; with ardent heat or passion.
1. (Chem.) An aphlogistic lamp. See Aphlogistic.
2. (Elect.) An incandescent lamp. See Incandescent, a.
(Glow"worm`) n. (Zoöl.) A coleopterous insect of the genus Lampyris; esp., the wingless
females and larvæ of the two European species (L. noctiluca, and L. splendidula), which emit light from
some of the abdominal segments.
Like a glowworm in the night,Shak.
The which hath fire in darkness, none in light.
The male is winged, and is supposed to be attracted by the light of the female. In America, the luminous
larvæ of several species of fireflies and fire beetles are called glowworms. Both sexes of these are winged
when mature. See Firefly.
(||Glox*in"i*a) n. [NL.] (Bot.) American genus of herbaceous plants with very handsome bell-
shaped blossoms; named after B. P. Gloxin, a German botanist.
(Gloze) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glozed; p. pr. & vb. n. Glozing.] [OE. glosen, F. gloser. See
1. To flatter; to wheedle; to fawn; to talk smoothly. Chaucer.
A false, glozing parasite.South.
So glozed the tempter, and his proem tuned.Milton.
2. To give a specious or false meaning; to ministerpret. Shak.
(Gloze), v. t. To smooth over; to palliate.
By glozing the evil that is in the world.I. Taylor.
1. Flattery; adulation; smooth speech.
Now to plain dealing; lay these glozes by.Shak.
2. Specious show; gloss. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney.
(Gloz"er) n. A flatterer. [Obs.] Gifford
(Glu"cic) a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, sugar; as, glucic acid.
(Glu*ci"na) n. [Cf. F. glycine, glucine. So called because it forms sweet salts. See Glucinum.]
(Chem.) A white or gray tasteless powder, the oxide of the element glucinum; formerly called glucine.
(Glu*cin"ic) a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, glucinum; as, glucinic oxide.