Definitions

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  • n. Archaic spelling of venue.
  • n. A bout, or turn, as at fencing; a thrust; a hit; a veney.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bout, or turn, as at fencing; a thrust; a hit; a veney.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as venue.

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Examples

  • The technical term in fencing for a hit — “A sweet touch, a quick venew of wit.”

    Religio Medici

  • Now, by the salt wave of the Mediterraneum, a sweet touch, a quick venew of wit! snip, snap, quick and home! it rejoiceth my intellect: true wit!

    Act V. Scene I. Love’s Labour’s Lost

  • There is one circumstance in Sir John's character of Bishop Still, which is peculiarly applicable to Johnson: 'He became so famous a disputer, that the learnedest were even afraid to dispute with him; and he finding his own strength, could not stick to warn them in their arguments to take heed to their answers, like a perfect fencer that will tell aforehand in which button he will give the venew, or like a cunning chess-player that will appoint aforehand with which pawn and in what place he will give the mate.'

    Life Of Johnson

  • u Now, by the fait wave of the Mediterraneom, a ouch, a quick venew of wit; fnip, ihap, quick me; it rejoicetlvniyinteUeft; true wit.

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  • a renewed venue?

    March 25, 2013