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VADE, v. i. to fade
VAIL, sub. a setting, a sinking; to lower, let fall
VAILS, sub. money given to servants
VALANCE, sub. a fringe of drapery
VALANGED, pt .p. fringed
VALUED FILE, the list in which the good are distin-
guished from the worthless
VANTBRACE, sub. armour for the forearm
VAST, sub. a dreary stretch of sea
VAST OF NIGHT, the deep time of night
VAULTAGES, sub. caverns
VAUNT, sub. the van, the opening
VAUNT-COURIERS, sub. forerunners, precursors,
[Fr. avant courriéres]
VAWARD, sub. vanguard, the first part (met.)
VELURE, sub. velvet
VELVET-GUARDS, sub. those who wear velvet
linings
VENEW, sub. a bout at fencing
VEXEY, sub. the same
VENT, sub. discharge; full of vent, (i) effervescent, or
(2) full of the scent of game, or (3) full of rumour
VENTAGES, sub. apertures, stops in a flute
VENTRICLE, sub. a cavity
VERBAL, adj. plain-spoken, or else verbose, per-
haps playing with words
VIA, interj. a word of encouragement, go forward,
away with you
VICE, sub. the buffoon in the old Moral play; v. t. to
screw (met.)
VIE, v. i. to stake at cards, and so to contend
with
VILLIAGO, sub. base, coward [Ital. vigliacco]
VINDICATIVE, adj. revengeful
VINEWEDST, adj. musty, mouldy
VIOL-DE-GAMBOYS, sub. & violoncello
VIOLENT, v. t. to be violent
VIRGINALLING ,pr. p. playing with the fingers, as
upon the virginal
VISITINGS, pr. p. fits, attacks
VOICE, v. t. to proclaim; sub. a vote
VOIDING-LOBBY, sub. ante-room
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