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  • Had Macgillivray but known that the "Oo-boo-boo" was the parent of all the many species, and that it belongs to the discreetly valorous class that "vites" and flies away, and lives to "vite" another day, he might have achieved renown of a more popular kind than is the reward of the unromantic naturalist who discovers merely a superior spider.

    Tropic Days

  • This is way better than the de riguer E-vites of the past.

    Courtney Cachet: The Fabulous Fall Harvest Party Made Simple

  • The aesthetics of most e-vites at the time were less than desirable (no tap-dancing cartoon characters for our wedding, thank you very much), and many of my older relatives didn't have email access.

    Jennifer Grayson: Eco Etiquette: Are Online Wedding Invitations Tacky?

  • E-vites are for the Guest only; there is no "implied plus-one."

    Larry Doyle: Share Our Joy

  •   Alison had realized this early on in her job, while observing the middle-aged woman's childish excitement over the e-vites she was preparing for a BEA cocktail affair — something that had made Alison, staring at the e-vites on the computer screen from over Sandy's shoulder, very forcibly suppress an especially revealing look of intense disgust.

    Sister Switch

  • Two years ago we started counting the vites just after the voting station closed at 20:00, and were finished about an hour later.

    The election this year.

  • Consumunt enim filtrum coloratum in faciendo vites et arbores, aues et bestias.

    The iournal of frier William de Rubruquis a French man of the order of the minorite friers, vnto the East parts of the worlde. An. Dom. 1253.

  • Nam primò nascitur in folijs olerum, quæ iuxta magnas arbores plantantur, sicut nos ponimus vites; et producunt fructum, sicut racemi nostri producunt vuas; sed quandò maturescunt sunt viridis coloris, et sic vindemiantur vt inter nos vindemiantut vuæ, et ponuntur grana ad solem vt desiccentur: quæ desiccata reponuntur in vasis terreis, et sic fit piper, et custoditur.

    The Journal of Friar Odoric

  • Nam et sunt ibi nonnullæ speciales vites ferentes botros incredibiliter magnos, quorum vnum vix virilis vir valet in hasta portare.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Sciendum est autem, piper ibi crescere in hunc modum: sicut nos plantamus vites aut quercus arbores robustas, vt vitis cum fructibus se spargat, vt supportetur per ramos, sic coluntur arbusta piperis ad arbores foresti, et sparguntur per ramos, et dependent fructus vt botri.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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  • Vertical straight lines indicating reflectivity. See also dites and hites.

    April 22, 2008