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English Dictionary: Vail by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Vail \Vail\, v. i.
      To yield or recede; to give place; to show respect by
      yielding, uncovering, or the like. [Written also {vale}, and
      {veil}.] [Obs.]
  
               Thy convenience must vail to thy neighbor's necessity.
                                                                              --South.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Vail \Vail\, n. [Aphetic form of avail, n.]
      1. Avails; profit; return; proceeds. [Obs.]
  
                     My house is as were the cave where the young outlaw
                     hoards the stolen vails of his occupation.
                                                                              --Chapman.
  
      2. An unexpected gain or acquisition; a casual advantage or
            benefit; a windfall. [Obs.]
  
      3. Money given to servants by visitors; a gratuity; --
            usually in the plural. [Written also {vale}.] --Dryden.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Vail \Vail\, n. & v. t.
      Same as {Veil}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Vail \Vail\, v. t. [Aphetic form of avale. See {Avale}, {Vale}.]
      [Written also {vale}, and {veil}.]
      1. To let fail; to allow or cause to sink. [Obs.]
  
                     Vail your regard Upon a wronged, I would fain have
                     said, a maid!                                    --Shak.
  
      2. To lower, or take off, in token of inferiority, reverence,
            submission, or the like.
  
                     France must vail her lofty-plumed crest! --Shak.
  
                     Without vailing his bonnet or testifying any
                     reverence for the alleged sanctity of the relic.
                                                                              --Sir. W.
                                                                              Scott.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Vail \Vail\, n.
      Submission; decline; descent. [Obs.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Veil \Veil\ (v[amac]l), n. [OE. veile, OF. veile, F. voile, L.
      velum a sail, covering, curtain, veil, probably fr. vehere to
      bear, carry, and thus originally, that which bears the ship
      on. See {Vehicle}, and cf. {Reveal}.] [Written also {vail}.]
      1. 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.
  
                     The veil of the temple was rent in twain. --Matt.
                                                                              xxvii. 51.
  
                     She, as a veil down to the slender waist, Her
                     unadorn[82]d golden tresses wore.      --Milton.
  
      2. A cover; disguise; a mask; a pretense.
  
                     [I will] pluck the borrowed veil of modesty from the
                     so seeming Mistress Page.                  --Shak.
  
      3. (Bot.)
            (a) The calyptra of mosses.
            (b) A membrane connecting the margin of the pileus of a
                  mushroom with the stalk; -- called also {velum}.
  
      4. (Eccl.) A covering for a person or thing; as, a nun's
            veil; a paten veil; an altar veil.
  
      5. (Zo[94]l.) Same as {Velum}, 3.
  
      {To take the veil} (Eccl.), to receive or be covered with, a
            veil, as a nun, in token of retirement from the world; to
            become a nun.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Veil \Veil\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Veiled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Veiling}.] [Cf. OF. veler, F. voiler, L. velarc. See {Veil},
      n.] [Written also {vail}.]
      1. To throw a veil over; to cover with a veil.
  
                     Her face was veiled; yet to my fancied sight, Love,
                     sweetness, goodness, in her person shined. --Milton.
  
      2. Fig.: To invest; to cover; to hide; to conceal.
  
                     To keep your great pretenses veiled.   --Shak.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Vail, AZ
      Zip code(s): 85641
   Vail, CO (town, FIPS 80040)
      Location: 39.63948 N, 106.35770 W
      Population (1990): 3659 (6102 housing units)
      Area: 12.1 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 81657
   Vail, IA (city, FIPS 80130)
      Location: 42.05976 N, 95.20060 W
      Population (1990): 388 (176 housing units)
      Area: 1.4 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 51465
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