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 Vendémiaire (4 syl.),Vendredi (French), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Vendetta.
 
The blood-feud, or duty of the nearest kin of a murdered man to kill the murderer. It prevails in Corsica, and exists in Sicily, Sardinia, and Calabria. It is preserved among the Druses, Circassians, Arabs, etc. (Latin, vindicta.)   1
 


 Vendémiaire (4 syl.),Vendredi (French), 

 
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