To glaum at
Glaum Glaum, v. i. [Etymol. uncertain.] To grope with the hands, as in the dark. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]

{To glaum at}, to grasp or snatch at; to aspire to. [1913 Webster]

Wha glaum'd at kingdoms three. --Burns. [1913 Webster]


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