glib


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glib \Glib\ (gl[i^]b), a. [Compar. Glibber (gl[i^]b"b[~e]r);
   superl. Glibbest (gl[i^]b"b[e^]st).] [Prob. fr. D.
   glibberen, glippen, to slide, glibberig, glipperig, glib,
   slippery.]
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   1. Smooth; slippery; as, ice is glib. [Obs.]
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   2. Speaking or spoken smoothly and with flippant rapidity;
      fluent; voluble; as, a glib tongue; a glib speech.
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            I want that glib and oily art,
            To speak and purpose not.             --Shak.

   Syn: Slippery; smooth; fluent; voluble; flippant.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glib \Glib\, v. t.
   To make glib. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glib \Glib\, n. [Ir. & Gael. glib a lock of hair.]
   A thick lock of hair, hanging over the eyes. [Obs.]
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         The Irish have, from the Scythians, mantles and long
         glibs, which is a thick curied bush of hair hanging
         down over their eyes, and monstrously disguising them.
                                                  --Spenser.
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         Their wild costume of the glib and mantle. --Southey.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glib \Glib\, v. t. [Cf. O. & Prov. E. lib to castrate, geld,
   Prov. Dan. live, LG. & OD. lubben.]
   To castrate; to geld; to emasculate. [Obs.] --Shak.
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