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The tribe’s happiness is interrupted when representatives of a more advanced civilization encroach on their glen, kicks them off the land, and proceeds to use it for a bronze-mining operation.
Rest on Your Laurels Roswell’s Foundation Social Eatery serves a glass that tastes like a walk through a misty glen.
Many consider Glen Coe to be one of the most beautiful glens, or valleys, in Scotland.
Rebuilt after a fire 50 years ago, the resort today is rustic, a collection of 30 or so one-bedroom wooden cabins situated in a glen along the Sol Duc River in the shadow of the Olympic mountain range.
Its original name was Glenbrook, in homage to the property’s protected glen and the brook that flows through it.
The National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park here is a somber glen of plants, trees, walks, grass and cairn, with thousands of names etched in stones and pavement.
This gentle love story set in a forest glen was written for a low female voice and a castrato, a male singer castrated as a child to preserve his ability to produce the high, pure notes of a boy soprano.
Wagons had to haul all this material through the muddy fens and glens of the Scotch lowland to an assembly point just beyond bowshot range on the plain below the castle wall.
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Origin and Etymology of glen
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of glen for English Language Learners
: a narrow valley
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