Glamour gift
Glamour Gla"mour, n. [Scot. glamour, glamer; cf. Icel. gl['a]meggdr one who is troubled with the glaucoma (?); or Icel. gl[=a]m-s[=y]ni weakness of sight, glamour; gl[=a]mr name of the moon, also of a ghost + s[=y]ni sight, akin to E. see. Perh., however, a corruption of E. gramarye.] [1913 Webster] 1. A charm affecting the eye, making objects appear different from what they really are. [1913 Webster]

2. Witchcraft; magic; a spell. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

3. A kind of haze in the air, causing things to appear different from what they really are. [1913 Webster]

The air filled with a strange, pale glamour that seemed to lie over the broad valley. --W. Black. [1913 Webster]

4. Any artificial interest in, or association with, an object, through which it appears delusively magnified or glorified. [1913 Webster]

{Glamour gift}, {Glamour might}, the gift or power of producing a glamour. The former is used figuratively, of the gift of fascination peculiar to women. [1913 Webster]

It had much of glamour might To make a lady seem a knight. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


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