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Glode vs Gloze - What's the difference?

glode | gloze |

As verbs the difference between glode and gloze

is that glode is (archaic) (glide) while gloze is to extenuate, explain away, gloss over.

As a noun gloze is

a comment in the margin.




  • (archaic) (glide).
  • * 1817', And we ' glode fast o'er a pellucid plain / Of waters, azure with the noontide day. — Shelley, ‘Laon and Cythna’
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    (en noun)
  • A comment in the margin.
  • Flattery.
  • False appearance.
  • A specious show, a deceit.
  • Verb

  • To extenuate, explain away, gloss over.
  • *1977 , , Penguin Classics, p. 279:
  • *:Of what were generative organs made? / And for what profit were those creatures wrought? / [...] / Gloze as you will and plead the explanation / That they were only made for the purgation / Of urine, little things of no avail / Except to know a female from a male / [...].
  • *1978': On a rock orchid, the roundness and '''gloze / Of a lapith's bum! — Peter Porter, from 'Piero di Cosimo on the Shoalhaven' in ''The Cost of Seriousness , 1978
  • *William Shakespeare & Anonymous; Pericles, Prince of Tyre :
    Heaven, that I had thy head! he has found the meaning:
    But I will gloze with him. — Young prince of Tyre.
  • To smooth over; to palliate.
  • * I. Taylor
  • By glozing the evil that is in the world.


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