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Vacuum

now means a space from which air has been expelled. Descartes says, “If a vacuum could be effected in a vessel the sides would be pressed into contact.” Galileo said, “Nature abhors a vacuum,” to account for the rise of water in pumps. (See Point.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Uzʹziel
V
V. D. M
V. D. M. I. Æ. (Verbum Dei manet in aternum)
V. V. V.
Vacuum
Vacuum Boyleanum
Vade Mecum [a go-with-me]
Væ Victis!
Vail (To)
Vails
Vain as a Peacock
Valdarno
Vale of Avoca
Vale of Tears
Vale the Bonnet (To)