Venus

Venus, an interior planet of the solar system, revolving in an orbit outside that of Mercury and within that of the earth, nearly as large as the latter; is 67 millions of miles from the sun, round which it revolves in 224 days, while it takes 23¼ hours to rotate on its own axis; it is the brightest of the heavenly bodies, and appears in the sky now as the morning star, now as the evening star, according as it rises before the sun or sets after it, so that it is always seen either in the E. or the W.; when right between us and the sun it is seen moving as a black spot on the sun's disk, a phenomenon known as “Transit of Venus,” the last instance of which occurred in 1882, and that will not occur again till after 105½ years.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Venus * Vera Cruz
Velasquez, Diego de Silva
Vendée, La
Vendémiaire
Vendetta
Vendôme, Louise Joseph, Duc de
Venezuela
Vengeur, Le
Venice
Ventnor
Venus
Venus
Vera Cruz
Verdi, Giuseppe
Verdun
Verestchagin
Vergil, Polydore
Verigniaud
Verlaine, Paul
Vermont
Verne, Jules
Vernet, Claude