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glew (countable and uncountable, plural glews)

  1. Obsolete form of glue.
    • 1764, Edmund Burke, Dodsley's annual register: Volume 1758, Part 1 (page 385)
      When the painting is originally on wood, it must be first detached from the ceiling or wainscot where it was fixed; and the surface of it covered with a linen cloth, cemented to it by means of glew []

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 glew in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)




glew (feminine singular glew, plural glew, equative glewed, comparative glewach, superlative glewaf)

  1. brave, bold



Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
glew lew nglew unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.