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Glede \Glede\ (gl[=e]d), n. [AS. glida, akin to Icel. gle[eth]a, Sw. glada. Cf. Glide, v. i.] (Zo["o]l.) The common European kite ( Milvus ictinus). This name is also sometimes applied to the buzzard. [Written also glead, gled, gleed, glade, and glide.]


n. (context archaic English) A live coal.

Usage examples of "glead".

The hawks, and the gleads, and the ravens, and the carrion-crows, and the hooded-crows, and the rooks, and the magpies, and all the rest of the rural militia, forgetting their own feuds, sometimes came sallying from all quarters, with even a few facetious jackdaws from the old castle, to show fight with the monarch of the air.