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Compare Latin glaebosus (cloddy).


gleby (comparative more gleby, superlative most gleby)

  1. Relating to the glebe; turfy; cloddy; fertile; fruitful.
    • Matthew Prior
      Pernicious flattery! thy malignant seeds
      In an ill hour, and by fatal hand
      Sadly diffus'd o'er virtue's gleby land,
      With rising pride amidst the corn appear,
      And choke the hopes and harvest of the year.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for gleby in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)