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King James Dictionary
VAIL, n. L. velum, from velo, to cover, to spread over. It is correctly written vail for e, in Latin, is our a.
1. Any kind of cloth which is used for intercepting the view and hiding something as the vail of the temple among the Israelites.
2. A piece of thin cloth or silk stuff, used by females to hide their faces. In some eastern countries, certain classes of females never appear abroad without vails.
3. A cover that which conceals as the vail of oblivion.
4. In botany, the membranous covering of the germen in the Musci and Hepaticae the calypter.
5. Vails, money given to servants. Not used in America.
VAIL, L. velo. To cover to hide from the sight as, to vail the face.
1. To let fall.
They stiffly refused to vail their bonnets.
I believe wholly obsolete.
2. To let fall to lower as, to vail the topsail. Obs.
3. To let fall to sink. Obs.
VAIL, To yield or recede to give place to show respect by yielding.
Thy convenience must vail to thy neighbor's necessity. Obs.
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Entry for 'Vail'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/v/vail.html.