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  • n. Plural form of veinlet.


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  • But, having made for himself this huge shell, his waters retired; he no longer fills the veins and veinlets; he is shrunk to a drop.


  • The material worked was evidently the pink-coloured and silver-scaled micaceous schist; but there was also a whitish quartz, rich in geodes and veinlets of dark-brown and black dust.

    The Land of Midian

  • It abounds in mica, which, silvery as fish-scales, overspreads it in patches; and the precious metal had probably been sought in the veinlets between the schist and its quartz-walling.

    The Land of Midian

  • This convinced me that the whole of the solid square, thirty kilometres (six by five), where the quartz emerges, is underlaid by veins and veinlets of the same rock.

    The Land of Midian

  • And from the aorta there extend veins to the mesentery just like the veins that extend thither from the big vein, only that the branches in the case of the aorta are considerably less in magnitude; they are, indeed, narrow and fibrillar, and they end in delicate hollow fibre-like veinlets.

    The History of Animals

  • An example of this is the large tungsten deposit Kami in Bolivia, where numerous small veinlets and associated difficulties in mechanizing the operation have led to a predominantly manual extraction of the ore.

    Chapter 8

  • The face was less red than netted in broken veinlets, and sagged beneath its weight.

    Two in Time

  • She had pretended that the small, crossed veinlets of the leaves were Chinese ideographs which it was given her to decipher.

    The Dragon Painter

  • It may also be noted that in the lance-leaved species the midveins of the larger lobes are continuous, running to the tip; whereas in the matricary fern the midveins fork repeatedly and are soon indistinguishable from the veinlets.

    The Fern Lover's Companion A Guide for the Northeastern States and Canada

  • Anastomosis: a running together; usually applied to wing veins, often to markings; sometimes used like stigma, q.v.; also in Neuroptera, a series of cross-veinlets nearly in one row; a connecting series of veinlets.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology


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