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glut

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v glut overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself "She stuffed herself at the dinner","The kids binged on ice cream"
    • v glut supply with an excess of "flood the market with tennis shoes","Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient"
    • n glut the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Glut A bat, or small piece of brick, used to fill out a course.
    • Glut A block used for a fulcrum.
    • Glut A piece of wood used to fill up behind cribbing or tubbing.
    • Glut A wooden wedge used in splitting blocks.
    • Glut An arched opening to the ashpit of a kiln.
    • Glut Plenty, to satiety or repletion; a full supply; hence, often, a supply beyond sufficiency or to loathing; over abundance; as, a glut of the market. "A glut of those talents which raise men to eminence."
    • Glut Something that fills up an opening; a clog.
    • Glut That which is swallowed.
    • Glut (Zoöl) The broad-nosed eel (Anguilla latirostris), found in Europe, Asia, the West Indies, etc.
    • v. i Glut To eat gluttonously or to satiety. "Like three horses that have broken fence,
      And glutted all night long breast-deep in corn."
    • Glut To fill to satiety; to satisfy fully the desire or craving of; to satiate; to sate; to cloy. "His faithful heart, a bloody sacrifice,
      Torn from his breast, to glut the tyrant's eyes."
      "The realms of nature and of art were ransacked to glut the wonder, lust, and ferocity of a degraded populace."
    • Glut To swallow, or to swallow greedlly; to gorge. "Though every drop of water swear against it,
      And gape at widest to glut him."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • glut To swallow; especially, to swallow greedily.
    • glut To fill to the extent of capacity; feast or delight to satiety; sate; gorge: as, to glut the appetite.
    • glut To saturate.
    • glut To feast to satiety; fill one's self to cloying.
    • n glut A glutton.
    • n glut A swallowing; that which has been swallowed.
    • n glut More of something than is desired; a super-abundance; so much as to cause displeasure or satiety, etc.; specifically, in com., an over-supply of any commodity in the market; a supply above the demand.
    • n glut The state of being glutted; a choking up by excess; an engorgement.
    • n glut A thick wooden wedge used for splitting blocks.
    • n glut Nautical: A piece of wood employed as a fulcrum in order to obtain a better lever-power in raising any body, or a piece of wood inserted beneath the thing to be raised in order to prevent its recoil when freshening the nip of the lever.
    • n glut A becket or thimble fixed on the after side of a topsail or course, near the head, to which the bunt-jigger is hooked to assist in furling the sail.—
    • n glut In brickmaking: A brick or block of small size, used to complete a course.
    • n glut A crude or green pressed brick. C. T. Davis, Bricks and Tiles, p. (69.—
    • n glut The broad-nosed eel, Anguilla latirostris.
    • n glut The offal or refuse of fish.
    • glut To choke or partially fill up, as an enginecylinder or condenser-tube by a carbonaceous deposit from inferior oils used in lubrication. Animal oils, including tallow, suet, and lard, are found to produce both glutting and corrosion, the latter being due to the decomposition of the fats and the formation of fatty acids and the deposition of carbon. Mineral oils are free from these defects.
    • n glut A block, usually of bronze, in one face of which is a recess to receive the upset end of the valve- rod in a knuckle-joint. The glut is tightened by a wedge and screw, or by a key.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Glut glut to swallow greedily: to feast to satiety: to supply in excess
    • pr.p Glut glut′ting; pa.p. glut′ted
    • n Glut an over-supply: anything that obstructs the passage
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Quotations

  • Vita Sackville-West
    Vita Sackville-West
    “Women, like men, ought to have their youth so glutted with freedom they hate the very idea of freedom.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. glotten, fr. OF. glotir, gloutir, L. glutire, gluttire,; cf. Gr. to eat, Skr. gar,. Cf. Gluttion Englut

Usage

In literature:

But he warned about waiting for the annually expected herring "glut" to occur before the slaves were provided for.
"The Bounty of the Chesapeake" by James Wharton
The thirst for blood was appalling and not at all glutted by the numerous executions that had already occurred.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
The monster Intemperance has been glutted with blood; and never spared, and had no pity.
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
Red may it stain the Priest's uplifted knife, And glut the higher Powers with costly life!
"Original sonnets on various subjects; and odes paraphrased from Horace" by Anna Seward
Prisoners of war in confinement, and without arms, were selected as the objects upon which they might glut their malice.
"A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed." by Benjamin Waterhouse
The grub that does not eat its fill remains small, while the one that gluts itself grows fat.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
The mills of the gods grind out vengeance enough to glut any appetite.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
The market was glutted.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
That was not enough to glut their captors' fury.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
Secondly, over-production or a general glut is only an external phase or symptom of the real malady.
"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" by John Atkinson Hobson
The market has become so glutted with them that they are, in a great many instances, unsaleable.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 349, November, 1844" by Various
With fruit in gluts, and dropping fast, the kiln was supplemented by scaffolds.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
They were not ready to glut anybody's appetite.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
Then, there was the theory of general "gluts," and of what is still denounced as over-production.
"Social Rights and Duties, Volume I (of 2)" by Sir Leslie Stephen
Only the two black lions, perhaps already glutted, did not come.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The conflagration seemed to glut the horde.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
Every stick of it went into the great jam above the glut-hole.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 10" by Various
Planters should avoid the Victoria glut.
"The Book of Pears and Plums" by Edward Bartrum
Then came that series of trials for high treason which disgraced the British nation and glutted the sanguinary vengeance of the court.
"The Trial of Theodore Parker" by Theodore Parker
You will glut your cruelty upon the defenceless and oppressed.
"Cudjo's Cave" by J. T. Trowbridge
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In poetry:

Then pass in peace, blood-glutted Bosch
And when we too shall fall,
We'll clasp in yours our gory hands
In High Valhallas' Hall.
"Peace -- November 11, 1918" by General George S Patton Jnr
The god of war is drunk with blood;
The earth doth faint and fail;
The stench of blood makes sick the heav'ns;
Ghosts glut the throat of hell!
"Gwin King of Norway" by William Blake
Our mutual foes, they will not rest
From trampling on thy buried breast
Glutting there hatred with the doom
They picture thine, beyond the tomb
"Far, Far Away Is Mirth Withdrawn" by Emily Jane Bronte
"Has been" and "is" the seasons bind,
(Here glut of bread, there lack of bread).
The mill-stones grumble as they grind
That if God is, he must be blind,
Or if he was, is dead.
"Knowledge Of God" by Robert Graves
Long, long have we sighed for thee, coyest of maidens—
Long, long have we worshipped thee, queen of the brave!
Steadily sought for thee, readily fought for thee,
Purpled the scaffold and glutted the grave!
"Ireland’s Vow" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Whatever satisfies Souls is true;
Prudence entirely satisfies the craving and glut of Souls;
Itself only finally satisfies the Soul;
The Soul has that measureless pride which revolts from every lesson
but its own.
"Manhattan Streets I Saunter'd, Pondering" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Greenwich's Glut of $10 Million-Plus Mansions.
Municipality glut a taxing question.
Glut Of Bowl Games Provide Distraction From 'Fiscal Cliff' Talk.
State's Oil Infrastructure May Face a Glut .
Monday at Detroit Jazz Festival 2012: A glut of good music (review).
The General Glut In China.
Lawmakers trying again to tackle NJ's glut of foreclosed properties.
China's Graduates Face Glut .
The 'savings glut ' question, resurrected.
There had been some discussion about whether bubbles in the US and European markets were caused by a global savings glut in Asia.
Pac-12 Networks adds to glut of cable sports channels in L.A. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott is now in the TV business.
The coming glut in oil and its impact.
Short sales to the rescue in foreclosure glut .
Lobster Glut 's Ripple Effect Reaches Connecticut, New Brunswick.
The soft-shell lobster glut that is threatening Maine lobstermen's ability to make a living is now being felt in Connecticut and New Brunswick.
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In science:

Natively, one would think that a glut of pixels would make the problem of determining a galaxies luminosity easier, not more difficult.
ARCHANGEL Galaxy Photometry System
The GLUT library is used for creating menus.
BioVEC: A program for Biomolecule Visualization with Ellipsoidal Coarse-graining
Figure 2 shows an example of BioVEC running under Windows XP, depicting the console window, the OpenGL window, and the GLUT mouse menu.
BioVEC: A program for Biomolecule Visualization with Ellipsoidal Coarse-graining
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