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gleg

[gleg] /glɛg/
adjective, Scot.
1.
quick; keen.
Origin of gleg
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Old Norse gløggr; cognate with Old English glēaw, Old Saxon, Old High German glau wise; akin to glow
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  • And they warna lost upon her, for she had aye a gleg ee for a horse.

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • Oh, Malcolm, I sat and marvelled at ye—so gleg ye took him up.

    The Caged Lion Charlotte M. Yonge
  • A' the Morays are gleg, and yon marquis has an ee like a hawk.'

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • He's as gleg as M'Keachen's elshin, that ran through sax plies o' bend-leather into the king's heel.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • Any boy more 'gleg at the uptak' would have met his parents half-way, and eased their burden.

    The Golden Age Kenneth Grahame
  • Any boy more "gleg at the uptak" would have met his parents half-way, and eased their burden.

    The Golden Age Kenneth Grahame

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