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- n. the smallest administrative unit of land in feudal England, corresponding to the Anglo-Saxon tithing and the modern parish
- v. Eye dialect spelling of will.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small collection of houses; a village.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hamlet or village; also, a manor; a parish; the outpart of a parish. (See village, 2.) In old writings mention is made of entire vilis, demi-vills, and hamlets.
And ven my moder come dare, ce go to ze man vot have said _ze vord_, and ce tell him dot he vill let my fader go, he vill, _he vill_!
And Dad's Army, 'I am making a list and your name vill be ze first, vot is it?'
"Your name vill also go in the book .... vot is it?"
In these times, I also came into Saxony out of the furthest coasts of Western Britain; and when I had proposed to go to him through many intervening provinces, I arrived in the country of the Saxons, who live on the right hand, which in Saxon is called Sussex, under the guidance of some of that nation; and there I first saw him in the royal vill, which is called Dene.
But what did the ol 'vill'n do but begin to sniff aroun'; an 'he sniffed an' he sniffed till he says: 'Ingua, what chick'n did ye kill, an' why did ye kill it? '
"I'm from the 'vill', never ran, never will," says Bashir with a tinge of pride.
"vill," was an easy prey to the Irish, Danes, and other pirates, who devastated the diocese from time to time.
So the knights were bestowed in a "vill" near by; "and the next day the venerable king himself went forth to see those knights, and caused them to stand, and march before him, both with arms, and without.
When I was in Vietnam I used to do a lot of recon work, and next thing you know I was back in the bush, reconning a vill again.
"You vill get your name in der papers," she could hear Silverstein saying to her, as from a great distance; and she knew she was shaking her head in refusal.