from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An alley, or narrow street.
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An as he skellied intae the white bleeze, a troop o droid surveillance puggies advanced in heelstergowdie formation alang the corridor roof, skited by owre his heid an wi a clatter o mettalic cleuks, skittered awa eastwards doon the shadowy vennel.
He turned his horse's head and retraced his path up the vennel.
The horseman rode down the narrow vennel which led to the St. Denis gate of Paris, holding his nose like a fine lady.
Ye chased him doon the street and through the lang vennel, and got him in Payne's field.
Just opposite to this vennel, there is another that leads north-west, from the chiefe street to the green, which is a pleasant plott of ground, enclosed round with an earthen wall, wherein they were wont to play football, but now at the Gowff and byasse-bowls.
Bank-vennel, and next in a small house in a humble street, since called by his name.
"I thought to mysel ',' Ye are owre mony for me to mell with; but let me catch ye in Barford's Park, or at the fit of the vennel, I could gar some of ye sing another sang. '