from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A veil, especially one worn by women, and forming a part of the outdoor dress in the middle ages.
  • n. In painting, one of the wings or shutters of a picture formed as a triptych, as in Rubens's “Descent from the Cross” in Antwerp Cathedral, the volets of which are painted on both sides.
  • n. A door, or one leaf of a door, in ornamental furniture and similar decorative objects.


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  • Is that handsome "plank" perhaps a section of a volet?

    clef - French Word-A-Day

  • Epi. ad Dorpium de Moria. si quispiam offendatur et sibi vindicet, non habet quod expostulet cum eo scripsit, ipse si volet, secum agat injuriam, utpote sui proditor, qui declaravit hoc ad se proprie pertinere.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [3807] Ipse deus simul atque volet me solvet opinor.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Que nunc sunt in honore vocabula si volet usus, ebb and flow with the season, and as wits vary, so they may be infinitely varied.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [6807] Erasmus of such controversies: Pugnet qui volet, ego censeo leges majorum reverenter suscipiendas, et religiose observandas, velut a Deo profectas; nec esse tutum, nec esse pium, de potestate publica sinistram concipere aut serere suspicionem.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Otiosus animus nescit quid volet: An idle person (as he follows it) knows not when he is well, what he would have, or whither he would go,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [1868] Tristes voluptatum exitus, et quisquis voluptatum suarum reminisci volet, intelliget, as bitter as gall and wormwood is their last; grief of mind, madness itself.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • I have carelessly repeated, eaque praecipua et grandiora tantum; quod reliquum ex libris de anima qui volet, accipiat.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Alexandre Vidal, du CRNV, est le meneur du volet québécois de cette opération qui se veut pancanadienne.

    Institution of higher what

  • Pour etre sur d'etre reveillé assez tot j'ai ouvert legerement mon volet, puis j'ai laissé ma lumiere de chambre allumée toute la nuit ...

    pinku-tk Diary Entry


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