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Vale the Bonnet (To)

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To cap to a superior; hence to strike sail, to lower (French, avaler, to take off.)

“My wealthy Andrew docked in sand,

Vailing her high-top lower than her ribs.”


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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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Vacuum Boyleanum
Vade Mecum [a go-with-me]
Væ Victis!
Vail (To)
Vails
Vain as a Peacock
Valdarno
Vale of Avoca
Vale of Tears
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Valentia
Valentine
Valentinians
Valerian or Valirian
Valerian (the herb)
Valhalla
Valiant (The)
Valise
Valkyriur or Valkyries