EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GLADE

Bright were the smiles under the spreading tent of the glade.

Fully a half hour went by before he decided to cross the glade.

I heard yells behind me, and I saw my brother run across the glade.

"It's like that—at sunset—in the Witches' Glade," Jerry said slowly.

He led them toward the glade in which was the mysterious grave.

I went into the glade with a dry tongue rasping on the roof of my mouth.

In a glade apart was a knight clothed in black, John of Lancaster.

There, in a glade down by the river's edge, were a cow moose and calf.

He walked round the glade to see if he could discover any prints of her feet.

Follow that till thou comest to a glade wherein is a great mound.

WORD ORIGIN

"clear, open space in a woods," c.1400, perhaps from Middle English glode (c.1300), from Old Norse glaðr "bright" (see glad). Original meaning would be "bright (because open) space in a wood" (cf. French clairière "glade," from clair "clear, bright;" German Lichtung "clearing, glade," from Licht "light"). American English sense of "marshy grassland" (e.g. Everglades) first recorded c.1796.

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