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Gled, n. Also: glaid, glade. [ME. glede, (OE. glida. The shortening of the vowel is unusual.] A kite. Early examples in place-names are Gleddiswod (c 1200), Gledstanes (c 1354). (a) Gret gentill men … dede lyand then, … To be gleddys or hundys mete; Wynt. vii. 3462.
Foulys of reif as ernys, bussardis, gleddis and myttallis, the quhilkis distroyis … cornis; 1457 Acts II. 51/2.
The gled, the graip, at the bar couth stand As aduocatis; Henr. Fab. 1167.
Evill farit and dryit, … Lyke as the gleddis had on thy gulesnowt dynd; Dunb. Flyt. 52.
The golk, the gormaw and the gled; Id. xxxiii. 78.
The soir gled quhislis lowd with mony a pew; Doug. vii. Prol. 126.
The gredy gled on hycht scummand vp in the ayr; Ib. xiii. ii. 121.
With that the gled the pece claucht in his cluke; Lynd. Test. Pap. 1169.
The chekyns began to peu quhen the gled quhissilit; Compl. 39/9.
Ȝe gleds and howlets, rauins and rukes, Ȝe crawis and corbeis blak; 1570 Sat. P. xv. 54.
The gok, the gled, With speidie flycht richt fast thay fled; Burel Pilgr. i. xxi.
fig. Ane gled ay gaipand guid men to deuoir; 1567 Sat. P. vii. 46.
I have continued and putt off … to paint out everie one of you … in your owne colours, especiallie the ravening gled now in St. Andrewes; 1597 Calderwood V. 668.
(b) All thair flesche wald scant be half ane fill … vnto that gredie glaid; Henr. Fab. 2890.
Than new desyr als gredie as ane glade [: bed] Come rinnand in and made aue grit deray; K. Hart 380.
Thy gall and thy gwisorne to the glaidis salbe gevin; Montg. Flyt. 351 (T).

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