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An annotation, explanation, or commentary on a particular passage in a book or document, which is ordinarily placed on the same page or in the margin to elucidate or amplify the passage.

See: color, comment, distortion, note

GLOSS. Interpretation, comment, explanation, or remark, intended to illustrate the text of an author.

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Glosses are most commonly placed in the margin (along the same line as the glossed word) or, less frequently, next to the glossed word or expression within the text.
But Black also claims that students did not learn moral lessons or anything else from the content of the texts that they glossed.
She then applied Maybelline Blush in Pink Whisper to the apples of Jillian's cheeks and glossed her lips with She She Crush on You.