Glassmaking. an auxiliary furnace for reheating glass that has cooled during offhand blowing.
(informal) a room, cupboard, or other storage space that contains an untidy and miscellaneous collection of objects
(nautical) another term for lazaretto (sense 1)
“a drawer or place where things are heaped together in a disorderly manner,” 1825, the first element probably a variant of Scottish glaur “to make muddy” (mid-15c.), perhaps from Old Norse leir “mud.” Sexual (originally homosexual) sense from 1940s.
: A private glory-hole club makes a lot more sense
A hole between stalls in a toilet, through which the penis may be put for oral sex (1940s+ Homosexuals)
- Glory hog
noun phrase A person who blatantly seeks adulation; glory hound: Our self-abnegating chief turned out to be a glory hog (1960s+)
noun 1. . noun 1. a shrub, Tibouchina urvilleana, native to Brazil, having showy purple flowers, cultivated as an ornamental.
- Glucose oxidase method
glucose oxidase method n. A highly specific method for measuring glucose in serum or plasma by reacting the test fluid with glucose oxidase in which gluconic acid and hydrogen peroxide are formed.
[gloo-kuh-sahyd] /ˈglu kəˌsaɪd/ noun 1. any of an extensive group of compounds that yield glucose and some other substance or substances when treated with a dilute acid or decomposed by a ferment or enzyme. /ˈɡluːkəʊˌsaɪd/ noun 1. (biochem) any of a large group of glycosides that yield glucose on hydrolysis glucoside glu·co·side (glōō’kə-sīd’) n. A […]