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gloss

Shiny appearance of a surface. See matt surface.
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Part III, 'Glossing Practice', contains an analysis of multiple glosses to present tense forms of beon by Christine Bolze, and another by Sara Pons-Sanz on the principles of ordering of double or multiple semantic glosses.
The strategy referred to is called here learner glossing. This strategy is so very commonly used, especially by beginners, that its missing in the lists is puzzling indeed.
He states that "such were the technical hurdles in the period before printing that one must assume that what the medieval reader took from a classic is what appears in the glosses, not in the original text" (25), and "It is clear that they [medieval and early Renaissance readers] were able to extract far less, not more, from these texts than was offered by the glossing and commentary tradition; the fact is that whatever their glosses reveal constitutes the limit, nor the minimum, of their comprehension and understanding" (ibid.).
[x.sup.2], ?Worcester) clarifies and confirms the purpose of the glossing system at work in the Prosper manuscript.(5)
They create a vivid impression of how different the exercise would have appeared in reality--the teacher with the Bible in front of him, glossing the text and putting his comments more fully in context as he proceeded.
* Use of premium ultra-fine high glossing clay to replace No.