Sunday, June 29, 2008

Word of the Week (June 29 - July 5) : Maiden Vein

June 29 - July 5 Word of the Week

Maiden Vein

Definition according to the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:

Maiden Vein
maiden vein: Milky Way.

1933 GREENLEAF xxv Besides the usual signs of [weather] forecast, they consulted the Milky Way, called 'Maiden Vein' (or Vane or Vain), saying of the fork at the southern end, 'Well, we must see where the Maiden Vein opens tonight, so we'll see where the wind will come from in the marnin'.'

C 66-7 The milky way is called either the maiden vein or the milky vein. The wind will blow either in or out of where it forks.

1971 NOSEWORTHY 219 Maiden-vane. A thick band of stars across the sky.

Now, we invite u to RELiVE, REMEMBER and REFRESH iT and/or even REDEFiNE iT!
The main thing is to RELiSH iT.

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