glair

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French glaire, from Vulgar Latin *clāria, a substantive use of Latin clārus (clear).

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Noun[edit]

glair (plural glairs)

  1. Egg-white, especially as used in various industrial preparations.
  2. Any viscous, slimy substance.
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      She jacked with authority, knowing how to slick the glair over the glans with her thumb when it began to flow, how to pace a shaftlength voluptuous stroke with a whole slide from meatus to os pubis, how to work with a loving will.
  3. A broadsword fixed on a pike; a kind of halberd.

Verb[edit]

glair (third-person singular simple present glairs, present participle glairing, simple past and past participle glaired)

  1. To smear with egg-white.

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