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venue or veney (a fencing term), a thrust, “a coming on, an onset; a turn or bout; a hit. The commentators on Shakespeare have produced a great variety of instances, and differ in their explanations only because they mistake application for meaning” (Richardson's Dict. ): “venue” LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, v. 1. 52 (used metaphorically); “veneys,” THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, i. 1. 259. (Compare Jonson's Every Man in his Humour: “Mat. But one venue, sir. Bob. Venue! fie; most gross denomination as ever I heard: O, the stoccata, while you live, sir; note that.” Works, vol. i. p. 39, ed. Gifford. )

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