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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The upshot is that the argument that postmodern theory is detached from a transformative politics of the everyday unfortunately seems inadequately substantiated and too easy a gloss upon the activities on and off the campus of those who do adhere to some sort of postmodern sensibility.