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 Vath’ek.Vaude’ville (2 syl.). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The palace of the Pope; so called because it stands on the Vati’can Hill. Strictly speaking, the Vatican consists of the Papal palace, the court and garden of Belvidere, the library, and the museum.   1
“The sun of the Vatican sheds glory over the Catholic world.”—The Times.
   The thunders of the Vati’can. The anathemas of the Pope, which are issued from the Vatican,   2
   The Council of the Vatican. The twenty-first General or Œcumenical Council. It commenced in 1869, Pius IX. being Pope. (See COUNCILS.)   3

 Vath’ek.Vaude’ville (2 syl.). 


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