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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as vly.

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Examples

  • In one minute her comrades crossed the vley a little below me, and made toward the rhinoceros.

    International Weekly Miscellany - Volume 1, No. 7, August 12, 1850

  • Up the middle of the vley stalked a troop of ten colossal giraffes, flanked by two large herds of blue wildebeests and zebras, with an advanced guard of pallahs.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6

  • From the margin of the fountain there extended an open level vley, without a tree or bush, that stretched away about a mile to the northward, where it was bounded by extensive groves of wide-spreading mimosas.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6

  • The fountain was deep and strong, situated in a hollow at the eastern extremity of an extensive vley, [386-1] and its margin was surrounded by a level stratum of solid old red sandstone.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6

  • I moved the column to the edge of a wide vley to the right of the road, and formed the horses in quarter-column under cover of the slope.

    The Transvaal from Within A Private Record of Public Affairs

  • Colonel White then led the advance for a mile across the vley without casualty, but on reaching the opposite rise near the Oceanic Mine, was subjected to a very heavy long-range fire.

    The Transvaal from Within A Private Record of Public Affairs

  • In due time our first outspan was reached -- a wide vley with a small spruit meandering lazily through it, and plenty of rich grass for the oxen -- and here a halt was called for a couple of hours during the hottest part of the day; then on again to the next outspan, which was reached about an hour before sunset.

    Through Veld and Forest An African Story

  • A good brisk five-mile gallop over the veld to the farther extremity of the vley, however, somewhat calmed his exuberant spirits, and when at length I dismounted, the youngster was placid enough to be quite willing to follow at my heels with the bridle resting loosely upon his neck, or to stand still when it was allowed to trail upon the ground.

    Through Veld and Forest An African Story

  • Deeming it probable that when my dogs came up and I approached they would still retreat and make a bolt across the vley, I directed Carey to canter forward and take up the ground in the centre of the vley about four hundred yards in advance; whereby the lions would be compelled either to give us battle or swim the river, which, although narrow, I knew they would be very reluctant to do.

    Forest & Frontiers

  • From the margin of the fountain there extended an open level vley, without tree or bush, that stretched away about a mile to the northward, where it was bounded by extensive grooves of wide-spreading mimosas.

    Forest & Frontiers

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