Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In silk-manuf., an operation of twisting the hanks of silk, after dyeing, and when perfectly dry.
  • noun In leather manufacturing, the rubbing of virtually finished leather with a solution which gives it a final luster.

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  • verb Present participle of gloss.

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Examples

  • The superficiality is downright dangerous, I think, in glossing over the fact that you can suppress theistic religion and end up with worse racism — c.f. anti-semitism in Soviet Russia — because atheistic ideologies can function in exactly the same way to create exactly the same type of “bad thinking”.

    Bukiet on Brooklyn Books

  • The very people who could be counted on to slow the public down and (try to) make them reasonable about the complex identity of a Tiger Woods or a Halle Berry, suddenly had a personal stake in glossing over the complexity of Obama's identity.

    SeeLight:

  • Taking the life of a game animal is no small thing, and I fail to see the merit in glossing over that fact Well said.

    Bill Heavey Actually Kills a Buck

  • The very people who could be counted on to slow the public down and (try to) make them reasonable about the complex identity of a Tiger Woods or a Halle Berry, suddenly had a personal stake in glossing over the complexity of Obama's identity.

    Obama Cartoon

  • Taking the life of a game animal is no small thing, and I fail to see the merit in glossing over that fact.)

    Bill Heavey Actually Kills a Buck

  • You also said, "and I fail to see the merit in glossing over that fact.)"

    Bill Heavey Actually Kills a Buck

  • And the reason is that it's kind of glossing over the details.

    CNN Transcript Aug 13, 2009

  • I knew there was a certain amount of "glossing" over the facts a bit, but I couldn't find that finite fact that explained why most people in the field regard electromagnetism basically a "non-essential" for lack of a better term.

    A Prototype Detector for Dark Matter in the Milky Way | Universe Today

  • Mbeki has faced heavy criticism from opposition political parties and Aids activists for "glossing" over the issue of HIV and

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • I loved his honesty about the different situations, as I much prefer honesty over any kind of glossing over, but I feel like some of the people in his book were painted in a rather negative light that wasn't necessary to the telling of their story.

    The Good Human

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