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Usage examples for Vail

  1. Miss Vail took great care to tiptoe whenever she passed her door, and refrained from summoning her to the telephone, but her pleasant old voice, explaining why her niece could not come, was clearly audible. – Jane Journeys On by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  2. In conclusion, I congratulate those gentlemen who so kindly assisted me on our complete success, especially my dear friend and old ship- mate, Professor Stephen Alexander, without whose assistance no Canadian party would have been formed; and also, Mr. Vail, of Philadelphia, who kindly joined our party, and whose annexed report gives such ample proof of the value of our negatives. – Canadian Eclipse Party 1869 by Commander E. D. Ashe
  3. The corruption that has long prevailed in Congress, whenever a " private bill" is in question, has long been notorious; but this, at least, was shrouded with a thin vail of decorum which the peculators in military and civil high places disdained to encumber themselves with in these latter days. – Border and Bastille by George A. Lawrence
  4. This young man was Theodore N. Vail. – The Age of Big Business Volume 39 in The Chronicles of America Series by Burton J. Hendrick
  5. Mr. Vail was to devote his attention to making the instruments and the purchase of materials. – Inventors by Philip Gengembre Hubert
  6. Sometimes the paralysis of the muscles prevents vocal expression, but where this is the case, the eyes show the ecstasy which the lifting of the vail from a new world only can give. – Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science by Hudson Tuttle
  7. You were the wonder of the world to him, Jane Vail. – Jane Journeys On by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  8. Vail was afraid of his shadow; did not know just what was proper to do in any new circumstances. – Duffels by Edward Eggleston
  9. Mr. Vail came forward, the only cool one of the four. – The After House by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  10. I saw the quick look between Vail and Mrs. Turner, and saw her come forward. – The After House by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  11. The young girl drew back her vail and a face of almost perfect beauty wuz disclosed, but white as death. – Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife by Marietta Holley
  12. The inner or proper covering of the tabernacle, as also the vail that hung before the ark, separating the holy from the most holy place, was of " fine- twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim of cunning work." – Companion to the Bible by E. P. Barrows
  13. He had been killed like Mr. Vail. – The After House by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  14. I fain would read thy mysteries: I fain would draw aside every vail and behold for what purpose I was created. – Canadian Wild Flowers by Helen M. Johnson
  15. The last good- bye was said, and they drove sadly home in a fine, drenching rain that had suddenly fallen like a vail over their golden day. – What Two Children Did by Charlotte E. Chittenden
  16. Remembering that he was a man of like passions and equally fallible with ourselves, let us review his life in a spirit of generous candor, applaud what is good, and try to profit by it; and if we find aught of ill, let us, so far as justice and truth will permit, cover it with the vail of charity and bury it out of sight forever. – Oration on the Life and Character of Henry Winter Davis by John A. J. Creswell
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