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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

GLORIOUS, adj. 1. In a state of high spirits or elation from drink. Now in Eng. slang usage.Ayr. 1790 Burns Tam o' Shanter 57–58:
Kings may be blessed but Tam was glorious, O'er a' the ills o' life victorious!
Abd. 1873 P. Buchan Inglismill 44:
Saut beef an' breid (she was a sleekit bodie) To moyen ben anither bowl o' toddy; Anither, an' anither yet, 'til a' war' glorious.

2. Vainglorious (Ags.19 1954). Obs. in Eng. since early 18th c.

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