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Vail (To)

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To lower; to cast down. Brutus complained that he had not lately seen in Cassius that courtesy and show of love which he used to notice; to which Cassius replies, “If I have vailed [lowered] my looks, I turn the trouble of my countenance merely on myself. Vexed I am of late … [and this may] give some soil to my behaviour.”

“His hat, which never vailed to human pride,

Walker with reverence took and laid aside.”


Dunciad, iv.

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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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V. D. M
V. D. M. I. Æ. (Verbum Dei manet in aternum)
V. V. V.
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Væ Victis!
Vail (To)
Vails
Vain as a Peacock
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Vale of Avoca
Vale of Tears
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Valens or Valanus
Valentia
Valentine
Valentinians