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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Gleg, a. [ME. (rare) gleg (a 1300), ON. glegg-r clear-sighted. Common in later dial.] Quick in movement or perception; bright, clear. — a1447 Bower Chron. ii. 376.
The vnlatit woman … Wyth prik ȝoukand eeris, as the awsk gleg
1531 Bell. Boece I. p. xliv.
Thir mussillis ar sa doyn gleg of twiche and hering, that … thay douk haistelie at anis
Id. Livy II. 190/21.
The mone was sa gleg schynand al nicht

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