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  1. a layer of ore between layers of rock Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. one of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. one of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. make a veinlike pattern Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a distinctive style or manner; "he continued in this vein for several minutes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; all veins except the pulmonary carry unaerated blood Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. One of the vessels which carry blood, either venous or arterial, to the heart. See Artery, 2. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. One of the similar branches of the framework of a leaf. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. One of the ribs or nervures of the wings of insects. See Venation. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A narrow mass of rock intersecting other rocks, and filling inclined or vertical fissures not corresponding with the stratification; a lode; a dike; -- often limited, in the language of miners, to a mineral vein or lode, that is, to a vein which contains useful minerals or ores. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A fissure, cleft, or cavity, as in the earth or other substance. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A streak or wave of different color, appearing in wood, and in marble and other stones; variegation. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A train of association, thoughts, emotions, or the like; a current; a course. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Peculiar temper or temperament; tendency or turn of mind; a particular disposition or cast of genius; humor; strain; quality; also, manner of speech or action; as, a rich vein of humor; a satirical vein. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To form or mark with veins; to fill or cover with veins. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The vessels carrying blood toward the heart. Medical Dictionary DB
  18. One of the tubelike vessels which carry the blood to the heart; one of the branching ribs of a plant or of the wing of an insect; a crack or seam in rock filled by mineral matter; as, a vein of gold; a mineral bed; as, a vein of coal; a wave or streak in wood, marble, etc.; anything running in wood, marble etc.; anything running through something else; as, a vein of humor ran through the serious address; a strain; as, he spoke in a solemn vein. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. To cover, fill, or form with veins. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Veined. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. Veining. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. 1. A blood-vessel conveying blood toward the heart; all the veins, except the pulmonary, carry dark or unaerated blood. 2. In botany, a nerve, a fibrous bundle marking the surface of a leaf or petal. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  23. One of many vessels through which blood is carried to the heart. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  24. One of the vessels or tubes which convey the blood back to the heart: one of the small branching ribs in a leaf: (geol. and mining) a seam of a different mineral through a rock: a fissure or cavity: a streak in wood or stone: a train of thought: a course: tendency or turn of mind: humor. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. To form veins or the appearance of veins in. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. A vessel which conveys the blood back to the heart; streak in wood or stone; seam of mineral; train of thought; disposition. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. To form veins in. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. To furnish, traverse, or fill with veins. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. One of the vessels that convey blood to the heart; loosely, any blood vessel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. A rib, as of an insect's wing, or of a leaf. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. A seam of ore. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. A colored streak, as in wood. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. A trait; humor; mood. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. A vessel in animal bodies, which receives the blood from the extremities of the arteries, and returns it to the heart; a tube, or an assemblage of tubes, through which the sap is transmitted along the leaves; a seam of any substance intersecting a rock or stratum; a streak or wave of different colour, appearing in wood, marble, and other stones; variegation; a cavity or fissure in the earth or other substance; tendency or turn of mind; a particular disposition or cast of genius; humour; particular temper; strain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. To fill or cover with veins. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. One of the vessels of the body which convey the blood back to the heart; in bot., one of the small branching ribs of a leaf; in geol. or mining, fissures or rents traversing and ramifying through the solid rock of the earth's crust, filled with mineral or metallic matter, differing from the rock-mass in which it occurs; a streak or wave of a different colour in marble, wood, &c.; tendency or turn of mind; humour; particular temper. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. To give the appearance of veins in; to grain. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. In mining law. A body of mineral or mineralized rock, filling a seam or fissure in the earth's crust, within defined boundaries in the general mass of the mountain, and having a general character of continuity in the direction of its length. See Iron Silver Min. Co. v. Cheesman, 116 U. S. 529, 6 Sup. Ct. 481, 29 L. Ed. 712; U. S. v. Iron Silver Min. Co., 128 U. S. 673, 9 Sup. Ct. 195, 32 L. Ed. 571; Stinchfield v. Gillis, 96 Cal. 33, 30 Pac. 839; Synnott v. Shaugh- nessy, 2 Idaho (Ilasb.) 122, 7 Pac. 82; Beals v. Cone, 27 Colo. 473, 62 Pac. 948, S3 Am. St Rep. 92; Waterloo Min. Co. v. Doe, 82 Fed. 51, 27 C. C. A. 50; Consolidated, etc., .Min. Co. v. Champion Min. Co. (C. C.) 63 Fed. 544. thelawdictionary.org
  39. A narrow mass of rock intersecting other rocks, and filling inclined or vertical fissures not corresponding with the stratification; a lode; a dike; often limited, in the language of miners, to a mineral vein or lode, that is, to a vein which contains useful minerals or ores. dictgcide_fs
  40. A train of associations, thoughts, emotions, or the like; a current; a course; as, reasoning in the same vein. dictgcide_fs
  41. v[=a]n, n. one of the vessels or tubes which convey the blood back to the heart: one of the horny tubes forming the framework of an insect's wings: (bot.) one of the small branching ribs in a leaf: a seam of a different mineral through a rock: a fissure or cavity: a streak in wood or stone: a train of thought: a course: tendency or turn of mind: mood or humour.--v.t. to form veins or the appearance of veins in.--n. VEIN'AGE, veins collectively.--adj. VEINED, full of veins: streaked, variegated: (bot.) having vessels branching over the surface, as a leaf.--n. VEIN'ING, formation or disposition of veins: streaking.--adj. VEIN'LESS, having no veins.--n. VEIN'LET (bot.), a little vein or vessel branching out from a larger one.--adjs. VEIN'OUS, VEIN'Y, full of veins.--ns. VEIN'STONE, the earthy part of a lode; VEIN'[=U]LE, a very small vein. [Fr. veine--L. vena, perh. from veh[)e]re, to carry.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  42. [Latin] A vessel carrying blood back from the tissues of the heart. A v. consists of an inner coat of flat endothelial cells tying upon a basis of connective tissue and elastic fibres; a middle coat containing white connective tissue, a little elastic tissue, and reticulum of transversely disposed muscular fibres; and an outer coat of white tissue, a little elastic tissue, and occasionally some longitudinal muscular fibres. The distinction between middle and outer coat is sometimes obscure. Many v’s, especially those of the limbs and the parietes of the body, have valves to prevent regurgitation of the blood (see Valve). The systemic v’s usually correspond to the arteries; in the case of the smaller vessels, a pair of v’s (venae comites)accompanying each artery. Specially-named v’s are the Basilic, Cephalic, Galen’s, Saphenous, etc. Emissary v’s, see Emissary. na
  43. Each of the membranous tubes that convey blood to the heart (cf. ARTERY; putmonary vv., returning oxygenated blood from lungs to left side, systemic vv., returning venous blood from all parts to right side); (pop.) any blood-vessel; (Entom., Bot.) rib of insect\'s wing or of leaf; (Geol., Mining) fissure in rock filled with deposited matter (veinstone, = GANGUE); streak, stripe, of different colour in wood, marble, &c.; distinctive character or tendency, cast of mind or disposition, mood, as was of an imaginative v., said in a humorous v., other remarks in the same v., am in the v. for high play, am not in (the) v. just now. Hence veinless, veinlike, veiny, aa., veinlet n. (Vb) fill or cover (as) with v. or vv. (esp. in p.p.). Hence veinage (1), veining (6), nn. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  44. A vessel which conveys blood to or toward the heart. American pocket medical dictionary.
  45. A vessel the function of which is to convey blood toward the heart. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  46. See Artery. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  47. n. [Latin] A vessel in animal bodies which receives the blood from the capillaries and returns it to the heart; a blood-vessel;—in botany, a tube or congeries of tubes through which the sap circulates; a small rib or branch of the frame-work of leaves, &c.;—in geology, a seam or layer more or less wide, intersecting a rock or stratum, and not corresponding with the stratification ;—a fissure, cleft, or cavity, as in the earth or other substance;— a streak or wave of different colour appearing in wood, in marble, and other stones;—a train of associations, thoughts, and the like; a course;—peculiar temper; tendency or turn of mind; humour;—strain; quality. Cabinet Dictionary

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