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gleek


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gleek  \Gleek\,  n.  [Prob.  fr  Icel.  leika  to  play,  play  a  trick 
  on  with  the  prefix  ge-;  akin  to  AS  gel[=a]can,  Sw  leka  to 
  play,  Dan.  lege.] 
  1.  A  jest  or  scoff;  a  trick  or  deception.  [Obs.] 
 
  Where's  the  Bastard's  braves,  and  Charles  his  gleeks 
  ?  --Shak. 
 
  2.  [Cf.  {Glicke}]  An  enticing  look  or  glance.  [Obs.] 
 
  A  pretty  gleek  coming  from  Pallas'  eye.  --Beau.  & 
  Fl 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gleek  \Gleek\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  sport;  to  gibe;  to  sneer;  to  spend  time  idly.  [Obs.] 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gleek  \Gleek\,  n.  [OF.  glic,  G.  gl["u]ck,  fortune.  See  {Luck}.] 
  1.  A  game  at  cards,  once  popular,  played  by  three  persons. 
  [Obs.]  --Pepys.  Evelyn. 
 
  2.  Three  of  the  same  cards  held  in  the  same  hand;  --  hence 
  three  of  anything  [Obs.]