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Vails

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Blackmail in the shape of fees to servants. (From the Latin verb valeo, to be worth, to be of value; French, valoir.) The older form was avails.

“Vails to servants being much in fashion.”


Russell: Representative Actors.

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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)
Valens or Valanus
Valentia
Valentine
Valentinians
Valerian or Valirian