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gloss 1

 (glôs, glŏs)
n.
1. A surface shininess or luster.
2. A kind of paint that dries to a shiny finish.
3. A cosmetic that adds shine or luster, such as lip gloss.
4. A superficially or deceptively attractive appearance or good reputation: The firm lost some of its gloss when its investments performed poorly.
tr.v. glossed, gloss·ing, gloss·es
1. To give a bright sheen or luster to.
2. To apply a gloss to: glossed her lips.
Phrasal Verb:
gloss over
To make attractive or acceptable by deception or superficial treatment: a résumé that glossed over the applicant's lack of experience.

[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Icelandic glossi, a spark; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

gloss 2

 (glôs, glŏs)
n.
1.
a. A brief explanatory note or translation of a difficult or technical expression usually inserted in the margin or between lines of a text or manuscript.
b. A collection of such notes; a glossary.
2. An extensive commentary, often accompanying a text or publication.
3. A purposefully misleading interpretation or explanation.
tr.v. glossed, gloss·ing, gloss·es
1. To provide (an expression or a text) with a gloss or glosses.
2. To give a false interpretation to.

[Middle English glose, from Old French, from Medieval Latin glōsa, from Latin glōssa, foreign word requiring explanation, from Greek, tongue, language.]

gloss′er n.
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Coude Nast Licensing, Cathy Hoffman Glosser, SVP Licensing, 212-286-7396, cathy_glosser@condenast.
Publisher Conde Nast has had success with its Epicurious-branded cook-ware, which it launched last year and is expanding into dinnerware, flatware, home storage and kitchen textiles, according to Cathy Glosser, senior vice president of licensing.
Lombard and Glosser (2008) described that socio; cultural constraint causes the lack of critical thinking skills in the individuals.
Validity studies reporting significant correlations between traditional memory tests and the incidental recall procedures have also come from nonveteran samples of community dwelling elderly (Joy, Fein, Kaplan, & Freedman, 2000), healthy controls from the WAIS-III standardization sample (Joy, Kaplan, & Fein, 2003), college students (Joy, Fein, & Kaplan, 2003), and patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (Cole & Glosser, 1999).
Se han empleado pruebas de lectura con fines diagnosticos en la EA, ya que implica gran dificultad el procesamiento simultaneo de componentes ortograficos, fonologicos y semanticos (Noble, Glosser & Grossman, 2000): "La prueba mas utilizada, el National Adult Reading Test, consiste en una tarea de lectura en lengua inglesa, rapida de administrar, de palabras infrecuentes e irregularmente deletreadas, capaz de detectar el DCL asi como la evolucion de la EA" (Martinez et al.
The system comprises a sulfate-free conditioning shampoo, a rinse-out conditioner, a high-shine glosser, a repair and nourishing hair masque, and a weekly hair and scalp repair treatment.
iWrite uses automatic feedback tools that help students conduct revision, such as Glosser (Villalon, Kearney, Calvo, & Reimann, 2008).
The range includes shampoo, rinse out conditioner, high shine glosser, hair masque and a hair scalp weekly treatment.
Each of the six products in the new collection--straightening system, conditioning shampoo, rinse-out conditioner, high-shine glosser, hair masque & scalp treatment--is formulated with certified organic shea butter; Tahitian noni, an antioxidant enriched with vitamin C to help maintain hair health; reparative monoi oil to help revive damaged hair; and keratin, peptides and botanical extracts to nourish, repair and protect distressed hair fibers.
The key to attracting viewers to a website using a video starts "with great content," says Richard Glosser, president of Hilltop Digital, a consulting firm that helps companies with digital growth strategies.