veil vs vale

veil vale

Definitions

  • 1) A cover; disguise; a mask; a pretense.
  • 2) Something hung up, or spread out, to intercept the view, and hide an object; a cover; a curtain; esp., a screen, usually of gauze, crape, or similar diaphanous material, to hide or protect the face.
  • 3) A membrane connecting the margin of the pileus of a mushroom with the stalk; -- called also velum.
  • 4) The calyptra of mosses.
  • 5) A covering for a person or thing; as, a caul; a nun's veil; a paten veil; an altar veil; a Moslem veil.
  • 6) mycology A thin layer of tissue which is attached to or covers a mushroom.
  • 7) Same as velum, 4.
  • 8) A length of netting attached to a woman's hat or habit, worn for decoration or to protect the head and face.
  • 9) Any of various cloth head coverings worn by Muslim women.
  • 10) Something that conceals, separates, or screens like a curtain.
  • 11) The part of a nun's headdress that frames the face and falls over the shoulders.
  • 12) A piece of light fabric hung to separate or conceal what is behind it; a curtain.
  • 13) A length of protective netting worn over the face by beekeepers.
  • 14) Biology A membranous covering or part, as that on the developing fruiting body of certain mushrooms; a velum.
  • 15) A length of cloth worn over the head, shoulders, and often the face, especially by women.
  • 16) The life or vows of a nun.
  • 17) (Eccl.) to receive or be covered with, a veil, as a nun, in token of retirement from the world; to become a nun.
  • 18) A membrane connecting the margin of the pileus of a mushroom with the stalk; -- called also velum.
  • 19) The calyptra of mosses.
  • 20) (Zoöl.) Same as Velum, 3.
  • 21) (Eccl.) A covering for a person or thing
  • 22) A cover; a disguise; a mask; a pretense.
  • 23) Something hung up, or spread out, to intercept the view, and hide an object; a cover; a curtain; esp., a screen, usually of gauze, crape, or similar diaphnous material, to hide or protect the face.
  • 24) a garment that covers the head and face
  • 25) a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl
  • 26) Hence, anything that prevents observation; a covering, mask, or disguise; also, a pretense.
  • 27) In anatomy and zoology, a velum.
  • 28) In phonation, an obscuration of the clearness of the tones, either from a natural conformation of the larynx or from some accidental condition, as fatigue or a cold.
  • 29) A cloth or other fabric or material intended to conceal something from the eye; a curtain.
  • 30) In mosses, same as calyptra, 1 .
  • 31) A piece of stuff, usually very light and more or less transparent, as lawn or lace, intended to conceal, wholly or in part, the features from close observation, while not materially obstructing the vision of the wearer; hence, such a piece of stuff forming a head-dress or part of a head-dress, especially for women.
  • 32) In botany: In Hymenomycetes, same as velum, 2 .
  • 33) A scarf tied to or hanging from a pastoral staff. See ovarium, 3, sudarium , vexillum, and banderole, 1 .
  • 34) In Discomycetes, a membranous or fibrous coating stretching over the mouth of the cup.
  • 35) To conceal as with a veil.
  • 36) To don, or garb with, a veil.
  • 37) to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil
  • 38) make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
  • 39) To wear a veil.
  • 40) To cover with or as if with a veil.
  • 41) To conceal or disguise.
  • 42) Fig.: To invest; to cover; to hide; to conceal.
  • 43) To throw a veil over; to cover with a veil.

Definitions

  • 1) valley
  • 2) A valley, often coursed by a stream; a dale.
  • 3) A tract of low ground, or of land between hills; a valley.
  • 4) See 2d vail, 3.
  • 5) a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river
  • 6) A tract of low ground between hills; a valley: little used except in poetry. See valley.
  • 7) See vail.
  • 8) A little trough or canal: as, a pump-vale to carry off the water from a ship's pump.
  • 9) farewell

Examples

  • 1) The steam cools my face like a veil of English dew.
  • 2) Something to do with thinly veiled social inadequacy, childhood and shame.
  • 3) She wore a long cream veil and her hair long in soft waves.
  • 4) Whether these veiled threats will do much to influence voting behaviour is another matter.
  • 5) The volcanic cloud gradually swept around the northern hemisphere as a thin veil of dust and acid.
  • 6) This chic and affordable veiled hat is the hottest style for summer.
  • 7) It had a mesh veil that covered her face and a long flap that covered her stomach area.
  • 8) Over the rest, best to draw a veil.
  • 9) Equally worrying to many MPs was what they saw as a thinly veiled threat.
  • 10) She tried to tear my veil from my face, and her questions distressed me.
  • 11) Let's draw a veil over will.
  • 12) And right in the middle of the very first night in comes the wife, in comes the bride all veiled.
  • 13) A smell of gun powder filled the room and a thin veil of smoke and dust hung in the air.
  • 14) The big question is: who's his bride under the veil?
  • 15) And then, as the veil of mist lifts, something stirs from its nest in the top of a nearby tree.
  • 16) I wore the longest veil I could find to cover my chubby arms like a cape.
  • 17) ‘The simple veil headpiece works great with elaborate bridal gowns since the veil does not detract from the overall look.’
  • 18) ‘Women wear long dresses with embroidered bodices and side panels, and tall hats with long white veils.’
  • 19) ‘Black party hats with veils made of black pantyhose or some other translucent material can also be made.’
  • 20) ‘For a dinner of state, like tonight, the dancers were covered in light, flowing material with veils, only their faces showing.’
  • 21) ‘Like Nana's clothed bathing, the veil protects her from invasive gazes.’
  • 22) ‘My hair was in ringlets, pinned to my head under the gauzy material of a veil, and the dried roses in my hands released the odd petal.’
  • 23) ‘Because she was protected by a red veil, Veiel concluded that it was caused by the sun's chemical rays.’
  • 24) ‘It was after the ceremony that the veil was lifted and the groom and bride were able to kiss which is the symbol of a beginning of a physical relationship.’
  • 25) ‘N'gone, El Hadji's new wife, is dressed for a Western white wedding and her face is covered with a bridal veil.’
  • 26) ‘I gave him a wide eyed innocent stare from under my bridal white veil.’
  • 27) ‘It was a caricature of Diedra, in her usual blue and grey shipsuit, but with a white bridal veil flowing behind her onto the floor.’
  • 28) ‘The Monteratsch Glacier spread down from it like a silky, white, bridal veil.’
  • 29) ‘She was entirely covered from head to toe, her hands in long black gloves, her head shrouded in a white veil, with two small eye slits.’
  • 30) ‘Traditionally, the bride wears a white gown and a veil.’
  • 31) ‘She wore a newly fashioned gown of shimmering white, a delicate veil and a golden circlet.’
  • 32) ‘Trembling brush strokes imply human frailty, just as the screen-like haze evokes a veil drawn over more troubled memories.’
  • 33) ‘She wore a long, fawn-coloured dust-cloak, a black, close-fitting toque, and a dark veil which concealed the greater part of her face.’
  • 34) ‘Despite a gloomy weather forecast, the sun shone, and the very long, winding, narrow lanes festooned with mayflower like bridal veils, were negotiated without meeting any traffic coming the other way.’
  • 35) ‘The school dental service began in 1921-two years later the first dental nurses, dressed in white smocks and veils, marched into schools in Hawke's Bay.’
  • 36) ‘A helper was on hand, not to tame the bridal veil but to dispose of the accumulating wrappers.’
  • 37) ‘I looked up at the beautiful, full moon, partially obscured by a thin veil of mist, and found what I was looking for.’
  • 38) ‘If successful, Stardust will become only the third spacecraft to capture such a close view of the dark heart of a comet, normally obscured by a bright veil of dust and gas.’
  • 39) ‘Tessa was driving, squinting through the veil of rain that obscured all vision not 50 yards ahead.’
  • 40) ‘The sunset was no longer visible now; the storm had obscured it with its veil of darkness.’
  • 41) ‘Ayrshire landmark Ailsa Craig is swathed in a layer of mist, thick enough to maintain a veil of secrecy.’
  • 42) ‘He embarked on his trip to the North Pole under a veil of secrecy to avoid any attempt of the ‘prize’ being robbed from him by another solo competitor.’
  • 43) ‘Now we were driving through bleak glens with stunted conifers, gushing ice-melt streams and mist snagged in tattered veils on the crags like the wraiths of lost warriors.’
  • 44) ‘The music behind him feels bolder and more courageous, too, as the veil of obscurity that guarded so much of their previous releases has vanished.’
  • 45) ‘Unfortunately, the elected representatives are no less prone to abuse power and to enrich themselves behind the veil of ‘official secrecy’.’
  • 46) ‘It would only disguise qualitative assessment behind the veil of a quantitative expression.’
  • 47) ‘A glitch at Amazon's Canadian site has briefly lifted the veil of anonymity which protected the identities of reviewers.’
  • 48) ‘Floaters are described by patients as fine dots, veils, cobwebs, clouds, or strings.’
  • 49) ‘Behind them was what looked like a veil of leaves.’
  • 50) ‘The horse stopped and beneath the veil of leaves, Legacy could see her brother's well worn leather boots.’
  • 51) ‘They were now all crouching just behind a thin veil of vegetation.’
  • 52) ‘Other maps, drafted in expectation of development, cast a spectral veil of streets over the rural landscape.’
  • 53) ‘I found a parrotfish hiding in a cave, debris from its diaphanous veil of mucus wafting back and forth with each slight swell.’
  • 54) ‘The veil is a semi-transparent cloth screen worked with a grid of threads, set up between the artist and his subject, which allows him to plot what he sees onto gridded paper or a gridded canvas.’
  • 55) ‘He was clad in a black ragged cloak that hung around his body like a veil of darkness.’
  • 56) ‘Shame has been the veil through which many of us have viewed our naked bodies at times.’
  • 57) ‘And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.’
  • 58) ‘Jesus' death was immediately followed by the veil of the temple being tom in two, from top to bottom.’
  • 59) ‘Hebrews revisits two emphases from recent weeks: the new covenant and the sanctuary veil.’
  • 60) ‘The Holy of holies was separate from the rest of the Tabernacle by a heavy veil or curtain.’
  • 61) ‘The tabernacle's veils, composed of 4 colours were related to the 4 elements.’
  • 62) ‘Unexpectedly, a cover of sadness veiled her eyes and her voice took a gloomy turn.’
  • 63) ‘In each work, the encrusted outer coating veils a delicate drama of line, light and shadow that takes place just beneath the surface.’
  • 64) ‘Stephens veils the pastoral subjects with milky washes that streak the surface, and a brown glaze that drips languorously down it.’
  • 65) ‘The symbolic white that covers the marriage bed also veils this woman's face.’
  • 66) ‘Bahraini women were never as strict as other Arabs about covering themselves up in public, and many no longer veil their faces at all.’
  • 67) ‘Glazed walls are layered with cypress louvers, which veil the street facade from sun and traffic.’
  • 68) ‘However, the risk is that the spectacle veils the music.’
  • 69) ‘The look of the film however is spectacular, and often veils its shortcoming.’
  • 70) ‘Both have an amiable and easy exterior that often veils their technical brilliance.’
  • 71) ‘A frigate churned majestically through the Humber yesterday, an eerie spirit from the days of Nelson and Hornblower that cut through the grey fog veiling the sunrise over the estuary.’
  • 72) ‘Abattoirs were erected in outlying suburbs - consolidating slaughtering, bringing it under stricter control, veiling it from the public eye.’
  • 73) ‘Women who adopted the veil helped to promulgate the re - veiling movement by encouraging female friends and relatives to do the same.’
  • 74) ‘The remaining fabric is swept across the upper half of the body, covering at least one shoulder and sometimes veiling the head.’
  • 75) ‘The growing national movement facilitated this, because the capitalist class could always veil their demands as national demands.’
  • 76) ‘The decorative, formal and iconographical nature of the artworks veil the confused personal tensions always present in relationships.’
  • 77) ‘They veil the simple wisdom of the Buddha's words, and distract us from it.’
  • 78) ‘When Madonna steps out of her car, wearing a cream coat and veiled hat, everyone is excited about the wedding theory for about five minutes.’
  • 79) ‘The play's most penetrating moments occur when Ensler veils her disgust and sorrow at the lengths some women will go to to achieve physical perfection, under a veneer of sharp characterisation and acerbic wit.’
  • 80) ‘The women of the city maintain the custom of veiling their faces, except for the slaves who sell all the foodstuffs.’
  • 81) ‘It's largely thanks to him that the film pulls off a remarkable balancing act, neither veiling Aboriginal traditions in romantic mystery nor seeking to define their essential truths.’
  • 82) ‘Its mention of ‘high-profile cases’ was a thinly veiled reference to Andrew.’
  • 83) ‘So far it looks like a thinly veiled threat to drag the process out in legalistic wranglings.’
  • 84) ‘During his brief stop, Howard issued two thinly veiled threats.’
  • 85) ‘Until now it has remained undocumented, the circumstances of its commissioning veiled in utter obscurity.’
  • 86) ‘Big Brother was populated with thinly veiled, needy egos desperate to be noticed so that they could hide their distinct lack of character.’
  • 87) ‘This is obviously a thinly veiled attempt to avoid accusations of sexism.’
  • 88) ‘In a thinly veiled attempt to mobilise lynch mobs, the press gleefully reported calls for the two to be hunted down and punished.’
  • 89) ‘That was a pretty thinly veiled shot at Van Exel, who did not take the comments kindly.’
  • 90) ‘It was a thinly veiled attempt to provide medical cover for intensely political decisions.’
  • 91) ‘If I have one criticism, it's the fact that the Olympic thing was just a thinly veiled premise designed to give the two women an excuse to go on tour.’
  • 92) ‘Ms. McPherson is so obviously a thinly veiled smoker that it's ridiculous.’
  • 93) ‘Private clinics providing thinly veiled opportunities for queue-jumping have expanded.’
  • 94) ‘She's Steve Jobs' biological sister, and it's said to be a thinly veiled portrait of his life, so I feel it's a bit of a call of duty read.’
  • 95) ‘It is, in fact, a thinly veiled autobiography and nothing less than a catalogue of disastrous dates - a tale of whine and roses.’
  • 96) ‘There is a thinly veiled measure of ideological and partisan bias driving this entire matter.’
  • 97) ‘He alleges Cheng appeared to offer veiled threats against his wife and daughter and wanted to talk about the radio show.’
  • 98) ‘His thinly veiled criticism of the management of the unit has been expressed more openly this weekend by the founder of the unit.’
  • 99) ‘Brown also used his speech to deliver a series of thinly veiled warnings to his rivals in the higher echelons of the government.’
  • 100) ‘Plath and I both used thinly veiled fiction to cope with a very real fear - the death of a loved one.’

Examples

  • 1) She watched until they disappeared into the glare of the morning sun, rising like a silver disc over the mouth of the vale.
  • 2) But if he is wise he will, as Milton also did, make it up again, and get the most that he can from his stony-hearted stepmother before the time comes for him to bid her his _vale vale et aeternum vale_.
  • 3) "Now to return to the youth in the corner: _Nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit_, Jemmy keep your money, or give it to the priest to keep, and it will be safest; but by no means let the Hyblean honey of the schoolmaster's blarney deprive you of it, otherwise it will be a _vale, vale, longum vale_ between you.
  • 4) Among them were a dozen stoic fighters from the New York Underground Combat League, the rules of which are summarized by the phrase "vale tudo," Portuguese for "anything goes."
  • 5) To add to the confusion, the word "vale" is used to mean a dozen things in Spain, including good, ok, yes, etc.
  • 6) The poet in Keats informs his being a prose writer of genius, as when he delights in the word vale (which appears in the opening line of Hyperion):
  • 7) Hola, quote. .vale comes from the word valorIt's not worth much, It's cheap, That stock is valueless, etc.
  • 8) Of a gentle shepherd maiden, dwelling in Italian vale,
  • 9) Ffrom Hungerford to Newbury in Barkshire 7 mile all very deep way, 15 mile thence to Reading in Barkshire flatt way, but ye vale is heavy sand for 3 or 4 mile.
  • 10) ‘It was completed in 1810 by the engineer John Rennie and passes through a rural landscape, over chalk vales and river valleys, winding its way through villages, market towns and the city of Bath.’
  • 11) ‘‘Out in the country, in the villages of the moors, dales and vales where most of these photographs were taken, little seemed to have changed since before the war,’ he writes.’
  • 12) ‘For hundreds of years they have worked the dales, the vales, the moors and rest of Yorkshire's countryside and moulded it into the scenery we admire so much today.’
  • 13) ‘The dales, vales and hills of our region will be alive with the sound of music when the county becomes the venue for a record-breaking live music event.’
  • 14) ‘Spread over a total area of 40 acres comprising hillocks, undulating vales and also a gurgling stream, the park is now home to almost 40-flora species ranging from Cassia Alata to massanda.’
  • 15) ‘Agriculture by this time was spreading from the drier uplands into the lower vales of York and Pickering, with settlements widespread - mainly ditched enclosures containing one or more roundhouses.’
  • 16) ‘When we stopped at midday the road was no longer flat, but crossed gentle hills and vales, flanked by meadows in their Winter-brown dress.’
  • 17) ‘Alone in the desolate town, Jane wanders the vales and windy moors for many hours, on the lookout to faintly explore this town.’
  • 18) ‘Sandy heaths interspersed with clay vales are normal here, the lighter soils being heavily used to the point of exhaustion by early prehistoric communities and more or less abandoned from about 700 BC onwards.’
  • 19) ‘The harder beds generally form NW-facing escarpments, whereas their SE slopes merge gradually below the wide clay vales excavated along the outcrops of the Oxford Clay and other softer beds.’
  • 20) ‘Back in the hills and vales, many girls and women had read romantic poems and stories, and this apparently shaped the ways they mused about the natural world around them even then.’
  • 21) ‘Germans, French and Italians settled in the valleys of Napa and Sonoma and the land which links them, Carneros, and transformed the area into vales of vineyards.’
  • 22) ‘Ah, but it is lovely to hit the road early on a Saturday morning, humming along with uncomplicated traffic, out into the vales of vineyards, each with their borders of red roses.’
  • 23) ‘Carpeted by rich volcanic ash, the region's moist and misty vales cradle Panama's coffee industry and also produce some of the country's finest citrus fruits and bananas.’
  • 24) ‘People may have first been drawn to Thornborough by the River Ure, a route between the Pennines to the west and Yorkshire's low-lying vales to the east.’
  • 25) ‘He travelled the hills and vales of Co. Waterford spreading lime.’
  • 26) ‘The foothills were behind us and now the land was broad, rolling vales and plains swathed in dense semi-continuous forests.’
  • 27) ‘If he wins, as I believe he will, you will be able to hear talk of it across the vales and hills of rural Britain and Ireland for days.’
  • 28) ‘We've scoured the vales and villages, clifftops and coves in search of the best rental properties in the land.’
  • 29) ‘I take such comfort from the hills and vales, even though I live in Washington, DC now.’
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