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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

GLEREL, Glaerl, n. “A smooth, glassy sheet of ice, esp. on rocky ground” (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928), glerel; Sh. 10 1954 local, obsol.). Common in phr. ao' frost. [′glærəl]Sh. 1922 J. Inkster Mansie's Röd 121:
Dey wir a glaerl o' frost at da corner o' da hoos.

[Norw. dial. gler, sheet of ice, Faer. glerhella, glassy sheet of ice, O.N. gler, glass + hella, flat stone.]

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