from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Archaic A glowing coal; an ember.
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- n. a glowing coal
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A live or glowing coal; a glede.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A live or burning coal; a fire; a flame.
- n. Coal or cinders.
- To burn.
- n. Same as glede.
- See gleyed.
At any rate, I have now gleed myself into hyperdrive and I must calm down in order to get some work done today.
Forsooth she wondered that the stark and gruff old man was so changed to her in little space; for nought she knew as yet how the sight of her cast a hot gleed of love into the hearts of them who beheld her.
It is only necessary to remark, that the orthodox method of "coaling," or setting the brandy on fire, was effected by dropping "a live coal" ( "_gleed_") or red-hot cinder into the brandy.
The significance of 34.3, ‘Then throw me into well water,’ is lost in the present version, by the position of the line _after_ the ‘burning gleed,’ as it seems the reciter regarded the well-water merely as a means of extinguishing the gleed.
But the heat is none the less for that; rather the heat lasts longer below the gleed than above it.
Their love grows and increases continually; but the one feels shame before the other; and each conceals and hides this love so that neither flame nor smoke is seen from the gleed beneath the ashes.
I should see and heare some Oracles from the heavens, and from the gleed of the Sun.
"I'll bet you they thought we were on board!" gleed Coutlass.
Jest then some Injuns war comin 'through the gleed.
It was simply to say, that I "might shortly expect a better road -- we were approaching a ` gleed; 'beyont that the trace war wider, an' we might ride thegither again."