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  • adj. Having veins

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Marked with veins; veined; veiny.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as venous or veiny
  • In botany and zoology, veined; provided with veins or nerves.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Stern thinks of "crimson-tipped hands pressed into the loose pale flesh of his own back," and later observes a "rosy tumescent glow and throbbing veinous parts."

    Lust And The Middle-Aged Lawyer

  • True Blood is not on right now, to the disappointment, not to say withdrawal symptoms, of the millions addicted to its veinous entertainment.

    Daniel Menaker: Zombies, Torture, Bloodsuckers

  • Let run 1 quart of veinous blood from the elbow and administer 5 minims of ticture of laudanum at every high-tide until the subject quiets.

    Unspeakably Ill « Whatever

  • He sat down on a chair that stood before the fire, and covered his forehead with his large brown veinous hands.

    Great Expectations

  • Perhaps there is a rather increased sense of power upon him as he loosely grasps one of his veinous wrists with his other hand and holding it behind his back walks noiselessly up and down.

    Bleak House

  • Kiwi scientists warn of "eThrombosis" -- veinous thromboses brought on by sitting on your ass in front of a computer all the damned time.

    Boing Boing: January 26, 2003 - February 1, 2003 Archives

  • Now he was evidently on the downgrade; and the cause of the deterioration was advertised in his bloodshot eyeballs and veinous cheeks.

    Australia Felix

  • The traces of connective cables and tubes took on an organic appearance and Mia imagined, briefly, that they hurried down the veinous network of a living thing.


  • He leaned around the tree and strained his vision, but he had stopped on a part of the slope where a veinous spur rose to one side of him, obscuring his view down into the valley.

    Country of the Blind

  • She came back to the group, displaying a small, furry primate with veinous flaps of skin stretched between its arms and legs.



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