(Vague"ness), n. The quality or state of being vague.

(||Va"gus) a. [L., wandering.] (Anat.) Wandering; — applied especially to the pneumogastric nerve.n. The vagus, ore pneumogastric, nerve.

(Vail) n. & v. t. Same as Veil.

(Vail), n. [Aphetic form of avail, n.]

1. Avails; profit; return; proceeds. [Obs.]

My house is as were the cave where the young outlaw hoards the stolen vails of his occupation.

2. An unexpected gain or acquisition; a casual advantage or benefit; a windfall. [Obs.]

3. Money given to servants by visitors; a gratuity; — usually in the plural. [Written also vale.] Dryden.

(Vail), v. t. [Aphetic form of avale. See Avale, Vale.] [Written also vale, and veil.]

1. To let fail; to allow or cause to sink. [Obs.]

Vail your regard
Upon a wronged, I would fain have said, a maid!

2. To lower, or take off, in token of inferiority, reverence, submission, or the like.

France must vail her lofty-plumed crest!

Without vailing his bonnet or testifying any reverence for the alleged sanctity of the relic.
Sir. W. Scott.

(Vail) v. i. To yield or recede; to give place; to show respect by yielding, uncovering, or the like. [Written also vale, and veil.] [Obs.]

Thy convenience must vail to thy neighbor's necessity.

(Vail), n. Submission; decline; descent. [Obs.]

(Vail"er) n. One who vails. [Obs.] Overbury.

(Vai"mure) n. An outer, or exterior. wall. See Vauntmure. [Obs.] Hakluyt.

(Vain) a. [Compar. Vainer ; superl. Vainest.] [F. vain, L. vanus empty, void, vain. Cf. Vanish, Vanity, Vaunt to boast.]

1. Having no real substance, value, or importance; empty; void; worthless; unsatisfying. "Thy vain excuse." Shak.

Every man walketh in a vain show.
Ps. xxxix. 6.

Let no man deceive you with vain words.
Eph. v. 6.

Vain pomp, and glory of this world, I hate ye!

Vain visdom all, and false philosophy.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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