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Glassmaking. an auxiliary furnace for reheating glass that has cooled during offhand blowing.
Mining. .
(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

noun phrase

A hole between stalls in a toilet, through which the penis may be put for oral sex (1940s+ Homosexuals)


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