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 (glô′sə-rē, glŏs′ə-)
n. pl. glos·sa·ries
A list of often difficult or specialized words with their definitions, often placed at the back of a book.

[Middle English glosarie, from Latin glōssārium, from glōssa, foreign word; see gloss2.]

glos·sar′i·al (glô-sâr′ē-əl, glŏ-) adj.
glos′sa·rist n.
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exposes the lack of annotated editions of poetry in English, and justifies his own glossarial practice by placing himself side by side with the 'learned of other nations':
Sherman reminds us, then, in early modern England, 'marking' one's 'words' was a physical act performed by a reader upon a book as well as one of mental concentration, and could even mean 'writing a glossarial note or commentary', as well as simply underlining or otherwise indicating material of interest.
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Stephen Booth's helpful glossarial explanation of Sonnet 15 can help further strengthen the point:
The Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators, comprehending a life of the poet and an enlarged history of the stage, by the late Edmond Malone, with a new glossarial index, 3rd variorum ed.