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GLAIR, noun [Eng. clear, Latin clarus, and with Eng. glare, and Latin gloria; perhaps with Latin glarea, gravel, or pieces of quartz.]

1. The white of an egg. It is used as a varnish for preserving paintings.

2. Any viscous transparent substance, resembling the white of an egg.

3. A kind of halbert.

GLAIR, verb transitive To smear with the white of an egg; to varnish.