from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sticky, bluish-gray subsurface layer of clay found in some waterlogged soils.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of hydric soil, sticky, greenish-blue-grey in colour and low in oxygen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Asquint; askance; obliquely.
  • intransitive v. To squint; to look obliquely; to overlook things.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To shine; glance.
  • To look obliquely or askance; squint.
  • Awry; asquint.
  • n. A squint or sidelong glance.


Russian dialectal gleĭ, clay.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
1920s, from Ukrainian глей (hlej, "clayey soil"), from Proto-Slavic *glĭjĭ, from *gli-jo-. Cognate of clay. (Wiktionary)



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