glebe


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glebe \Glebe\, n. [F. gl[`e]be, L. gleba, glaeba, clod, land,
   soil.]
   1. A lump; a clod.
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   2. Turf; soil; ground; sod.
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            Fertile of corn the glebe, of oil, and wine.
                                                  --Milton.
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   3. (Eccl. Law) The land belonging, or yielding revenue, to a
      parish church or ecclesiastical benefice.
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