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Gluts

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Glut

1. To swallow, or to swallow greedlly; to gorge. Though every drop of water swear against it, And gape at widest to glut him. (Shak)

2. 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 tyrants eyes. (Dryden) The realms of nature and of art were ransacked to glut the wonder, lust, and ferocity of a degraded populace. (c. Kingsley) to glut the market, to furnish an oversupply of any article of trade, so that there is no sale for it.

Origin: oe. Glotten, fr. OF. Glotir, gloutir, L. Glutire, gluttire; cf. Gr. To eat, Skr. Gar. Cf. Gluttion, Englut.

1. That which is swallowed.

2. 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. (Macaulay)

3. Something that fills up an opening; a clog.

4. A wooden wedge used in splitting blocks.

An arched opening to the ashpit of a klin. A block used for a fulcrum.

5. (Science: zoology) The broad-nosed eel (Anguilla latirostris), found in Europe, asia, the west indies, etc.