Glenroy', a deep Inverness-shire glen, descending 14 miles south-westward to a point 13 miles NE. of Fort-William. Its three 'parallel roads' mark the shore-lines of former fresh-water lakes, which were dammed up by glacier ice, and gradually sunk as the barrier melted away.
Glen's Falls, a town of New York, on the Hudson, 60 miles by rail N. of Albany, with sawmills and machine-shops, and a quarry of black marble. The river, which is crossed by a bridge, here falls about 50 feet, and is very picturesque. Pop. (1880) 4900; (1900) 12,613.
Glenshlel', a valley of Ross-shire, 58 miles SW. of Inverness. Here, on 11th June 1719, 1500 Jacobites and 274 Spaniards encountered 1600 Hanoverians. The light was indecisive, but next day the Highlanders dispersed, and the Spaniards surrendered.
Glockner, or Gross-Glockner, the highest Peak (12,458 feet) of the Noric Alps, on the boundary between Tyrol, Carinthia, and Salzburg. Glogau, or Gross-Glogau, a town and fortress in Prussian Silesia, on the Oder's left bank, 60 miles NNW. of Breslau by rail. It manufactures agricultural implements, pottery, tobacco, sugar, etc, and has a cartographical institute. Pop. about 25,000.
Glommen, or Stor-Elv (i.e. 'great river'), the largest river in Norway, issues from Lake Aur-sund, at 2339 feet above sea-level, and winds 350 miles southward to the Skager Rack at Frederikstad. Its course is interrupted by frequent waterfalls, the last, with a descent of 74 feet, being the Sarpsfos, 7 miles from the mouth.
Glossop, a market-town of Derbyshire, amid bleak but picturesque hills, 13 miles ESE. of Manchester, and 24 WNW. of Sheffield. It is the chief seatof the cotton manufacture in Derbyshire, and has also woollen and paper mills, dyeing, bleaching, and print works, and iron-foundries. Near it is Glossop Hall, the seat of Lord Howard of Glossop. The town was incorporated in 1866. Pop. (1871) 17,046 ; (1901) 21,526.
Gloversville, a town of New York, 53 miles NW. of Albany. It manufactures buckskin and other gloves. Pop. (1880) 7133 ; (1900) 18,349.
Gluchov, a Russian town, 112 miles E. of Tchernigoff. Pop. 16,440.
Gluckstadt, a town in the Prussian province of Sleswick-Holstein, on the Elbe's right bank, 32 miles NW. of Hamburg. Founded in 1616 by Christian IV. of Denmark, it is a pretty town, regularly built, and intersected by canals, its chief building the Rathhaus (1642). Its harbour, much improved since 1880, remains open in winter, when the Elbe higher up is frozen. Pop. 6483.