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  • n. Plural form of vail.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of vail.

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  • You have servants? I'm half-serious here. I've stayed with people who had servants, mainly in Asia, and it's always left me quite uncomfortable.

    October 12, 2008

  • I'm totally getting hosed by my slacker houseguests...

    October 12, 2008

  • “By the 17th century, it was expected that overnight guests to private homes would provide sums of money, known as vails, to the host’s servants.�?

    The New York Times, Why Tip?, by Paul Wachter, October 9, 2008

    October 12, 2008