Most enigmatic word in OED?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Sun Jul 6 14:24:53 UTC 2008

Glode, n. OED offers four discrete defs., three of them uncertain.
John Gardner must have had def. 2  in mind ("? a bright place in the sky, a flash of  light") when he wrote the following:
1973 John Gardner _Jason & Medeia_ (rpt. N.Y.: Ballantine, 1975) 9: Where shafts of sunlight burst, serene, mysterious,/ through deep blue glodes.

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