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Definition of Veins
veinsAtrabiliary At`ra*bil"ia*ry, a.
1. Of or pertaining to atra bilis or black bile, a fluid
formerly supposed to be produced by the kidneys.
2. Melancholic or hypohondriac; atrabilious; -- from the
supposed predominance of black bile, to the influence of
which the ancients attributed hypochondria, melancholy,
Atrabiliary arteries, capsules, and veins (Anat.),
those pertaining to the kidney; -- called also renal
arteries, capsules, and veins. VeinVein Vein, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Veined; p. pr. & vb. n.
To form or mark with veins; to fill or cover with veins.
--Tennyson. VeinVein Vein, n. [OE. veine, F. veine, L. vena.]
1. (Anat.) One of the vessels which carry blood, either
venous or arterial, to the heart. See Artery, 2.
2. (Bot.) One of the similar branches of the framework of a
3. (Zo["o]l.) One of the ribs or nervures of the wings of
insects. See Venation.
4. (Geol. or Mining) 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.
5. A fissure, cleft, or cavity, as in the earth or other
substance. ``Down to the veins of earth.' --Milton.
Let the glass of the prisms be free from veins.
6. A streak or wave of different color, appearing in wood,
and in marble and other stones; variegation.
7. A train of association, thoughts, emotions, or the like; a
current; a course.
He can open a vein of true and noble thinking.
8. 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. --Shak.
Certain discoursing wits which are of the same
Invoke the Muses, and improve my vein. --Waller.
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