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  • n. Plural form of gloss.


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  • The impression I get from these cultural glosses is that this is a more normal part of Arab political culture – like booing, I guess.

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  • The phrase glosses over the fact that this was captured in a defensive war against outside aggression.

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  • It's indie rock, obviously, but that label glosses over the fact that there are subtle elements of experimental jazz, little snippets of electronica, the occasional wayward classical instrument, and a surprising love for old-timey melodies to be found drifting about in their musical landscape.

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  • It is the age of great Bibles and of "glosses" -- single books or groups of books of the Bible equipped with a marginal and interlinear comment

    The Wanderings and Homes of Manuscripts Helps for Students of History, No. 17.

  • Some people consider "bushmeat" a euphemism that glosses over the killing of gorillas, chimpanzees and other primates for food.

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  • Chart consumer prices and economic activity of BRICS nations compared with the U.S. The group's simple moniker glosses over the fact that its members are vastly different.

    China Seeks Heft for 'BRICS'

  • Some of the margin notes, called glosses, may have been unread for years, said Sarah Jane Murray, assistant professor of medieval literature and French at Baylor University.

    Medieval manuscript to be put online

  • While vaudeville managers may seem content to book an act that is not of the very first rank, because it is played by someone whose ability and whose name glosses over its defects, they do not encourage such offerings by long contracts.

    Writing for Vaudeville

  • These translations, sometimes bearing upon entire passages, more often upon single words, were called glosses, Hebrew laazim


  • A grave in Irish is Sid, the disembodied spirit is Sidhe, and this latter word glosses Tuátha De Danan.

    Early Bardic Literature, Ireland.


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