Vandyke brown(Paint.), a pigment of a deep semitransparent brown color, supposed to be the color used by Vandyke in his pictures.Vandyke collaror cape, a broad collar or cape of linen and lace with a deep pointed or scalloped edge, worn lying on the shoulders; — so called from its appearance in pictures by Vandyke.Vandyke edge, an edge having ornamental triangular points.

(Van*dyke"), n. A picture by Vandyke. Also, a Vandyke collar, or a Vandyke edge. [Written also Vandyck.]

(Van*dyke"), v. t. fit or furnish with a Vandyke; to form with points or scallops like a Vandyke. [R.] [Written also Vandyck.]

(Vane) n. [OE. & E. Prov. E. fane weathercock, banner, AS. fana a banner, flag; akin to D. vaan, G. fahne, OHG. fano cloth, gund fano flag, Icel. fani, Sw. fana, Dan. fane, Goth. fana cloth, L. pannus, and perhaps to Gr. a web, a bobbin, spool. Cf. Fanon, Pane a compartment, panel.]

1. A contrivance attached to some elevated object for the purpose of showing which way the wind blows; a weathercock. It is usually a plate or strip of metal, or slip of wood, often cut into some fanciful form, and placed upon a perpendicular axis around which it moves freely.

Aye undiscreet, and changing as a vane.

2. Any flat, extended surface attached to an axis and moved by the wind; as, the vane of a windmill; hence, a similar fixture of any form moved in or by water, air, or other fluid; as, the vane of a screw propeller, a fan blower, an anemometer, etc.

3. (Zoöl.) The rhachis and web of a feather taken together.

4. One of the sights of a compass, quadrant, etc.

Vane of a leveling staff. (Surv.) Same as Target, 3.

(||Van*es"sa) n. [Probably from Swift's poem of Cadenus and Vanessa. See Vanessa, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.] (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of handsomely colored butterflies belonging to Vanessa and allied genera. Many of these species have the edges of the wings irregularly scalloped.

(Van*es"si*an) n. (Zoöl.) A vanessa.

(Van"fess`) n. [F. avant- fossé; avant before + fossé ditch. Cf. Fosse.] (Fort.) A ditch on the outside of the counterscarp, usually full of water.

(Vang) n. [D. vangen to catch, seize. See Fang.] (Naut.) A rope to steady the peak of a gaff.

(Van"glo) n. (Bot.) Benne (Sesamum orientale); also, its seeds; — so called in the West Indies.

(Van"dal Van*dal"ic) a. Of or pertaining to the Vandals; resembling the Vandals in barbarism and destructiveness.

(Van"dal*ism) n. The spirit or conduct of the Vandals; ferocious cruelty; hostility to the arts and literature, or willful destruction or defacement of their monuments.

(Van*dyke") a. Of or pertaining to the style of Vandyke the painter; used or represented by Vandyke. "His Vandyke dress." Macaulay. [Written also Vandyck.]

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