American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Distribution or arrangement of veins or veinlike markings.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The formation or disposition of veins; venation; a venous network.
- n. Streaking. A streak or stripe of color, as in a piece of marble. Compare rem, n., 7.
- n. In weaving, a stripe in the cloth formed by a vacancy in the warp.
- n. A kind of needlework in which the veins of a piece of muslin are wrought to a pattern.
“That kind of veining is called pinnate veining from a Latin word that means 'feather,'" explained Helen.”
“Round arches are here and pointed; invented patterns and marble with symmetrical natural veining which is perhaps more beautiful.”
“Measuring only about 5 inches by 4 inches, with no points of reference, the photos don't just force you to squint but invite you to contemplate the smoky striations and intricate veining of the images.”
“I am also fond of L. sativus and L. sativus var. azureus more vivid blue, both have blue petals tinged with pink with white veining.”
“* It has silver veining that sparkles in the shade, and I have several groupings around some of my hydrangeas.”
“The only part of the recipe that was a pain in the neck was shelling and de-veining the shrimps.”
“When you're shopping for a granite countertop, remember that veining and pattern can vary enormously from slab to slab, so be sure to visit the store or stone yard to find a piece you love.”
“It has a lovely, butter-colored paste with blue veining.”
“In May, when Nan arrived, the plants looked superb, and the All Blue had lovely purple-blue veining to the leaves.”
“Fondant flower cut outs -- before veining and cupping”
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