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gloze flattery, deceit XIII; comment, gloss XIV. — (O)F. glose — medL. glōsa, for L. glōssa word needing explanation, the explanation itself — Gr. glôssa tongue, (foreign) language, foreign or obscure word.
So as vb. talk speciously XIII; †gloss, explain XIV; explain away. — (O)F. gloser.