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Veil, subst. a curtain, a cover to conceal or protect the face: Ven. 1081. Tw. I, 5, 175. Metaphorically, any thing that conceals or disguises: “where beauty's v. doth cover every blot,” Sonn. 95, 11. “the borrowed v. of modesty,” Wiv. III, 2, 42. “obscured his contemplation under the v. of wildness,” H5 I, 1, 64. “these eyes, that now are dimmed with death's black v.” H6C V, 2, 16. “throw over her the v. of infamy,” R3 IV, 4, 208.
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