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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 idea to provide glosses in educational materials is based on the conviction that they can both encourage learners to read difficult texts and, simultaneously, to make their language learning burden lighter.
In addition to the different content, the two Boethian texts (and thus Clarembald's glosses) differ in the style of argument.
Superdrug Kolor Juicy Jelly in Watermelon, pounds 2.49 Some glosses can leave your lips feeling parched, but not this fruit-flavoured gloss which contains intensive, softening moisturisers.
It is true that the glosses help the reader to determine the cases of their lemmata - incidentally.
The book runs to 612 pages, but even so only a selection of the glosses, mostly on the Pentateuch, are published.
Given how helpful the glosses are and how few mistakes they contain, one wonders why Dr Stork decided to call her valuable and fascinating book Through a Gloss Darkly.
Not too sticky either, it also stays on for much longer than many glosses.
Research has shown that the effect of marginal glosses on reading comprehension and vocabulary retention is a controversial issue.
The layout distinguishes neatly between the marginal glosses and the interlinear glosses, so there is never any doubt as to which is which.
Designed with built-in mirrors and brushes the four lip glosses look like bubble gum.