Crossword clues for vein
- Artery's counterpart
- "In that ___ ..."
- A distinctive style or manner
- One of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect
- One of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ
- A layer of ore between layers of rock
- Lode or mood
- Mother lode
- Mine find
- Blood vessel
- Mineral bed
- Blood carrier
- Marble marking
- Ore carrier
- Glasgow's "___ of Iron"
- Miner's find
- Leaf framework
- Leaf part
- Miner's discovery
- Gold source
- Blue vessel
- Coal site
- Manner, as of writing
- Phlebotomy target
- Ore site
- Thin blue line, say
- Rib of a leaf
- Blood line
- Marble feature
- Way to one's heart
- Part of an internal network
- Shot's target, maybe
- Target for Dracula
- Way to a man's heart?
- Mark in marble
- Thin blue line?
- Course through the body?
- Red Cross hot line?
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Vein \Vein\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Veined; p. pr. & vb. n.
To form or mark with veins; to fill or cover with veins.
Vein \Vein\, n. [OE. veine, F. veine, L. vena.]
(Anat.) One of the vessels which carry blood, either venous or arterial, to the heart. See Artery,
2. (Bot.) One of the similar branches of the framework of a leaf.
(Zo["o]l.) One of the ribs or nervures of the wings of insects. See Venation.
(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.
A fissure, cleft, or cavity, as in the earth or other substance. ``Down to the veins of earth.''
Let the glass of the prisms be free from veins.
--Sir I. Newton.
A streak or wave of different color, appearing in wood, and in marble and other stones; variegation.
A train of association, thoughts, emotions, or the like; a current; a course.
He can open a vein of true and noble thinking.
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.
Certain discoursing wits which are of the same veins.
Invoke the Muses, and improve my vein.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, from Old French veine "vein, artery, pulse" (12c.), from Latin vena "a blood vessel," also "a water course, a vein of metal, a person's natural ability or interest," of unknown origin. The mining sense is attested in English from late 14c. (Greek phleps "vein" had the same secondary sense). Figurative sense of "strain or intermixture" (of some quality) is recorded from 1560s; that of "a humor or mood, natural tendency" is first recorded 1570s.
n. 1 (context anatomy English) A blood vessel that transports blood from the capillary back to the heart 2 (''used in plural'' '''veins''') The entrails of a shrimp 3 (context botany English) In leaves, a thickened portion of the leaf containing the vascular bundle 4 (context zoology English) The nervure of an insect’s wing 5 A stripe or streak of a different colour or composition in materials such as wood, cheese, marble or other rocks 6 A topic of discussion; a train of association, thoughts, emotions, etc. 7 A style, tendency, or quality. 8 A fissure, cleft, or cavity, as in the earth or other substance.
v. make a veinlike pattern
a distinctive style or manner; "he continued in this vein for several minutes"
any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ [syn: nervure]
a layer of ore between layers of rock [syn: mineral vein]
one of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect [syn: nervure]
Veins are blood vessels that carry blood toward the heart. Most veins carry deoxygenated blood from the tissues back to the heart; exceptions are the pulmonary and umbilical veins, both of which carry oxygenated blood to the heart. In contrast to veins, arteries carry blood away from the heart.
Veins are less muscular than arteries and are often closer to the skin. There are valves in most veins to prevent backflow.
In geology, a vein is a distinct sheetlike body of crystallized minerals within a rock. Veins form when mineral constituents carried by an aqueous solution within the rock mass are deposited through precipitation. The hydraulic flow involved is usually due to hydrothermal circulation.
Veins are classically thought of as being the result of growth of crystals on the walls of planar fractures in rocks, with the crystal growth occurring normal to the walls of the cavity, and the crystal protruding into open space. This certainly is the method for the formation of some veins. However, it is rare in geology for significant open space to remain open in large volumes of rock, especially several kilometers below the surface. Thus, there are two main mechanisms considered likely for the formation of veins: open-space filling and crack-seal growth.
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Damp is a remix album Foetus, released on October 22, 2007 by Ectopic Ents. It contains remixes of songs from the studio album Love, including a b-side from the (not adam) EP.
Vein may refer to:People in the surname
- Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, American businesswoman and producer.
- Jon F. Vein, American lawyer and businessman.
- vein, a blood vessel which carries blood toward the heart
- leaf vein, vascular tissue in the leaves
- vein, a supporting structure in insect wings
- vein (geology), a tabular body of minerals distinct from the surrounding rock
- vein (metallurgy), a casting defect
- "Vein," a song by Cannibal Ox from their 2001 album The Cold Vein
- Vein, a demon in The Demonata
- Vein (album), a 2006 album by the Japanese rock band Boris
Vein is the thirteenth album by Japanese experimental band Boris. The album was released on vinyl on October 2006 through Important Records and was limited to 1500 copies only. Vein became somewhat controversial for the long delays prior to the release but most importantly for presenting two different albums under the album's title. As the label in charge of the release explained, "Every aspect of this beautiful release was planned and designed by Boris and they have stated that it has very special meaning for them".
In 2013, the band announced that the album would be released as a 2-CD set but that this was not a reissue of the album, but rather a re-arrangement of both albums combined. The label in charge of this release explained that this release sounds different from the previous versions. The album was packaged in two 3" CDs with the same printed outer edge as the vinyl release to make them appear to be traditional 5" CDs.
Part of track A7 of the hardcore vinyl version is used in the untitled final track of Smile. It is present unadulterated, but as an alternate, bass-heavy mix, on the Southern Lord US vinyl pressing of Smile as "VEIN;" it is thus removed from the untitled song. The 2013 CD pressing of Vein moves this to track 11 and is yet another mix, this one even incorporating the backwards guitar melody from the untitled Smile track. This creates a circle of sampling that intermingles the two albums.
Usage examples of "vein".
On examination, we found a very varicose or enlarged condition of the left spermatic veins, and gave it as our opinion that the seminal loss was wholly due to this abnormal condition and could only be cured by an operation that would remove the varicocele.
Sheets of immeasurable fire, and veins Of gold and stone, and adamantine iron.
Father and daughter would survive, albeit cut off forever from the land that nurtured us, whose glory ran in our veins like blood.
He tasted passion, heard alow murmur in her throat that made the blood in his veins run hot.
The old theory was that oxytocin caused the uterus to contract so violently that the amniotic fluid was forced out of the water bag and into the veins of the womb.
But for the local aneurysmal thrill at the point of the scar the condition would have been diagnosed as angioma, but as a bruit could be heard over the entire mass it was called an aneurysmal varix, because it was believed there was a connection between a rather large artery and a vein close to the mass.
Yet Arain and Mera belonged to me as they did to no one else, for the blood of their veins ran in mine.
The sight of his giant cockhead was intoxicating, and the arousing sight of the veins pulsing along his massive shaft made Hannah whimper as lust raced through her veins.
The atrabilious face, the bitter, thin lips, and grey eyes veined with yellow, reminded him indefinably of a wild beast.
Listeners could picture the years wherein Chardon and Dokey had worked underground from the old shack to tap the real vein of the Aureole Mine.
The original is composed of finely veined azurite or carbonate of copper, which, although specked with harder serpentinous nodules, is almost entirely blue.
It is a fragment from a thin vein of malachite and azurite, or green and blue carbonate of copper, and has been but little changed from its original condition.
It ran like fire through my veins, my brain began to whirl, and I saw that unless I took to a speedy flight I should lose all her confidence.
Her cheek fit like a puzzle piece between his jaw and shoulder and, at her damp breath against his skin, Benedict felt an unusual heat sizzle through his veins.
The ground was carpeted with luxuriant mosses and graceful ferns, and the continual appearance of brown hematite wherever there was a rise in the soil, betokened the existence of a rich vein of metal beneath.