from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having blue veins or blue streaks.


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  • White-skinned, blue-veined, as delicate as porcelain, Lydia never complained that she could never fly or even take a flight of stairs.

    Honoring the Dead: All Hallows « Colleen Anderson

  • Her wig was off and you could see her blue-veined skull underneath the translucent fuzz of hair she did have.


  • I looked at her narrow wrists: blue-veined, delicate, and unmarred.


  • I looked at her narrow wrists: blue-veined, delicate, and unmarred.


  • • Soft cheeses, such as feta, Brie, Camembert, blue-veined cheese and other cheeses unless they are made with pasteurized milk.

    How to feed your baby right, even before birth

  • She falls asleep with her hands crossed over her chest, closes blue-veined, crinkled-paper eyelids and drifts off just like that, as if her soul is already gone, her body continuing on autopilot.

    Portrait of a Sunday Afternoon

  • Isolde said nothing, though, and at last she let out a little puff of breath between her teeth and drummed gnarled, blue-veined fingers on the wooden table between them.

    Dark Moon of Avalon

  • Cerdic stopped again, rubbing his thin, blue-veined hands together.

    Dark Moon of Avalon

  • Mom tried to distract me by talking loudly about something else, but I could still feel the touch of that blue-veined hand, and I could tell Mom knew.

    The Opposite of Me

  • Their coach, Marcelo Bielsa, could see what was happening and regularly flew out of his dug‑out in blue-veined rage but he could influence little.

    World Cup 2010: Luís Fabiano carries on scoring for Brazil


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