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As she read, almost literally my eyes were glued to her face.

I made some enormous gills, which were to be glued on to Csar.

His hair was glued to his temples by the rain, which gleamed on his face.

This is cut from two small pieces of 3/16-inch stuff, glued and pinned in place.

Chris's hands were glued to the stick: his nerves were as tight as violin strings.

Standing on tiptoe, I glued my eyes to the narrow slit which was our only ventilation.

It was amusing to see how he glued his eyes on Harry and kept time with his motions.

The thick, smooth lips in repose looked as if glued together.

He stepped on to the verandah in his usual manner, heavy-eyed, with glued lips.

After the box has been loaded to the exact weight, the lid should be glued on firmly.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from Old French glu "birdlime" (12c.), from Late Latin glutem (nominative glus) "glue," from Latin gluten "glue, beeswax," from PIE *gleit- "to glue, paste" (cf. Lithuanian glitus "sticky," glitas "mucus;" Old English cliða "plaster"), from root *glei- "to stick together" (see clay). In reference to glue from boiled animal hoofs and hides, c.1400. Glue-sniffing attested from 1963.

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