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vayl

  • n  a garment that covers the head and face
  • n  a membranous covering attached to the immature fruiting body of certain mushrooms
  • n  the inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)
  • n  a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl
  • v  to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil
    women in Afghanistan veil their faces
  • v  make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
    a veiled threat

  • In her brilliant 2007 book The Politics of the Veil, historian Joan Wallach Scott writes that banning the veil has been "a way of insisting on the timeless superiority of French .
  • In Jordan, for example, a woman cannot be forced to wear a veil against her will.
  • A long-awaited report paints a devastating picture that shows the plight of Arab women extends far beyond debates over the veil.
News & Articles

  • Angel's Rest trail: a gorgeous Gorge hike
    BRIDAL VEIL, Ore. (AP) — Multnomah Falls is the main attraction in the western Columbia River Gorge, but just a few miles to the west is another jewel: the exposed 1,600-foot bluff called Angel's Rest
    June 15, 2013 - Idaho Press-Tribune
  • 'Such grand celebration' as Londonderry graduates 398
    The veil of uncertainty, while it can be nerve-racking, makes success all the sweeter, Ethan Doherty, the class president and valedictorian, told his fellow members of the 2013 class of Londonderry High School at Friday night's commencement at the Verizon Wireless Arena.
    June 15, 2013 - New Hampshire Union Leader
  • x2018Such grand celebrationx2019
    MANCHESTER x2014 The veil of uncertainty, while it can be nerve-racking, makes success all the sweeter, Ethan Doherty, the class president and valedictorian, told his fellow members of the 2013 class of Londonderry High School at Friday nightx2019s commencement at the Verizon Wireless Arena.
    June 15, 2013 - New Hampshire Union Leader
Quotes

  • Barack Obama in InTheNews.co.uk
    Instead of politicians doling out money behind a veil of secrecy, decisions about where we invest will be made public, and informed by independent experts whenever possible,President Obama said. "We'll launch an unprecedented effort to...
  • Bob Woodward in The Associated Press
    In Lebanon, the CIA was widely believed to have been behind the bombing, and American author Bob Woodward wrote in his book, "Veil: The Secret War of the CIA," that the late CIA director William Casey ordered Lebanese agents to plant the car...
  • Patrick Leahy in Guardian Unlimited
    The veil of secrecy you have attempted to pull over the White House by withholding documents and witnesses is unprecedented and damaging to the tradition of open government by and for the people that has been a hallmark of the republic,Rep....

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