Glew vs Alew - What's the difference?

glew | alew |


As nouns the difference between glew and alew

is that glew is while alew is (obsolete|rare) a cry of despair.

glew

English

Noun

  • * 1764 , Edmund Burke, Dodsley's annual register: Volume 1758, Part 1 (page 385)
  • When the painting is originally on wood, it must be first detached from the ceiling or wainscot where it was fixed; and the surface of it covered with a linen cloth, cemented to it by means of glew
    (Webster 1913)

    alew

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete, rare) A cry of despair.
  • *1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , V.6:
  • *:Yet did she not lament with loude alew , / As women wont, but with deepe sighes and singults few.