Gliff
Gliff Gliff, n. [Cf. OE. gliffen, gliften, to look with fear at.] 1. A transient glance; an unexpected view of something that startles one; a sudden fear. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

2. A moment: as, for a gliff. [Scot.] --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


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  • gliff — gliff·ing; gliff; …   English syllables

  • gliff — I Scottish Vernacular Dictionary Fright, startle Example:Ooh, ah didnae see you lurkin err, you didnae hauf gie me a gliff II Cleveland Dialect List a short or hasty glance; [something] startling or scary III North Country (Newcastle) Words a… …   English dialects glossary

  • gliff —  a fright. N. In Cheshire it is used to signify a glimpse or transient view ; as I got a gliff of him …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • gliff — I. ˈglif transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle English gliffen to look quickly, glance dialect Britain : frighten II. noun ( s) …   Useful english dictionary

  • gliffing — gliff·ing …   English syllables

  • giffy — Jiffy Jif fy, n. [Perh. corrupt. fr. gliff.] [Written also {giffy}.] A moment; an instant; as, I will be ready in a jiffy. [Colloq.] J. & H. Smith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jiffy — Jif fy, n. [Perh. corrupt. fr. gliff.] [Written also {giffy}.] A moment; an instant; as, I will be ready in a jiffy. [Colloq.] J. & H. Smith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • gliffing — fiŋ noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of English dialect (northern) gliff, v. Scotland : instant …   Useful english dictionary

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