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Etymology 1Edit

1920s, from Ukrainian глей (hlej, clayey soil), from Proto-Slavic *glĭjĭ, from *gli-jo-. Cognate of clay.

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gley (plural gleys)

  1. (soil science) A type of hydric soil, sticky, greenish-blue-grey in colour and low in oxygen.
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gley (third-person singular simple present gleys, present participle gleying, simple past and past participle gleyed)

  1. (soil science) To be converted into this kind of soil.

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gley (third-person singular simple present gleys, present participle gleying, simple past and past participle gleyed)

  1. (Scotland) To squint; to look obliquely; to overlook things.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jamieson to this entry?)
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tae gley (third-person singular simple present gleys, present participle gleyin, simple past gleyed, past participle gleyed)

  1. to squint
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