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1) veil. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...veil, a feature of female costume from antiquity, especially in the East, where it was worn primarily to conceal the features. In modern times it is worn to enhance...

2) veil. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...A deceptive outward appearance: cloak, color, coloring, cover, disguise, disguisement, fašade, face, false colors, front, gloss, guise, mask, masquerade, pretense,...

3) veil. The American Heritage« Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...behind it; a curtain. b. Something that conceals, separates, or screens like a curtain: a veil of secrecy. 5. Biology A membranous covering or part, as that on the...

4) vale 2, veil. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...and it is used often to refer to this world ( this vale of sorrow, this vale of tears ). A veil is a light gauze fabric worn especially by women to conceal or partly...

5) Saffron Veil. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The Greek and Latin brides wore a flammeum or yellow veil, which wholly enveloped them. (See SAOPHRON.) 1...

6) Veil. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...At one time men wore veils, as St. Ambrose testifies. He speaks of the "silken garments and the veils interwoven with gold, with which the bodies of rich men are...

7) veil. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...See VALE (2). 1...

8) humeral veil. The American Heritage« Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Roman Catholic Church A vestment resembling a shawl worn over the shoulders by a subdeacon during High Mass and by a priest when holding the monstrance....

9) 199. So Thin a Veil by Edward Carpenter. Nicholson & Lee, eds. 1917. The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse
...SO thin a veil divides Us from such joy, past words, Walking in daily life—the business of the hour, each detail seen to; Yet carried, rapt away, on what sweet floods...

10) 225. Beyond the Veil. Henry Vaughan. 1909-14. English Poetry I: From Chaucer to Gray. The Harvard Classics
...And my sad thoughts doth clear. It glows and glitters in my cloudy breast, 5 Like stars upon some gloomy grove, Or those faint beams in which this hill is drest,...

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