n.1.(Coopering) A kind of clamp with gimlet points for holding a barrel head while the staves are being closed around it.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Heavy rain the day afore an threatenin mair gaur't the billies at the car park claa their pows at the prospec bit it turn't oot a fine day an we got ere jist in time tae hear the familiar vyce o ma gweed freen Robert Lovie introducin a surprise fleein veesit o his boss, Prince Charles.
(162-63, 173-75) Unlike Marie, however, who as moralizing narrator at the conclusion of the fable admonishes the cock for devaluing the gem, Lydgate lauds the rooster, praising him for "eschewing vyce," which for him the jewel represents.
(7) They sholde not have durst the peoples vyce to blame (1509 A.
| Michelle Vyce, 45, from Newport Road in Rumney, Cardiff, admitted assault by beating.
24, which reads: "History sheet of Herr Leopold Weiss alias Mohmmad Asad Ullah Vyce. An Austrian Convert to Mohammadanism," prepared by the Intelligence Bureau of the Government of India, included in letter from EJ.D.
These were the capyteyns that Vyce cowde fynde Best, to set hys felde and folow on the chase.
CUTLINE: (1) Vyce Tetteh, 5, a kindergartner at the Worcester Arts Magnet School, bounces a ball on a racket during a tennis clinic at the DCU Center yesterday.
A2v-r) An earlier translation of Seneca's Oedipus by Alexander Nevyle (1563) is even more precise about the expectations of tragedy: "Mine only entent [in translating Seneca's tragedies] was to exhorte men to embrace Vertue and shun Vyce [ ...
FitzWimarc took the lead against the run of play when Tim Vyce netted a fantastic individual goal to give them a 1-0 half-time lead.
A rather sanctimonious young Henry VIII announced that hunting was a means to avoid 'Idlenes the ground of all vyce and to exercise that thing that shalbe honorable and to the bodye healthfull and profitable.' The courtier and humanist educational writer Sir Thomas Elyot writes of Xenophon's Doctrine of Cyrus, that Cyrus 'and other ancient kings of Persia used this manner in all their hunting', and he provides a description of the role of the hunt in the upbringing of the Persian nobleman.
In support were Peter Swift 21-8, Darryll Vyce 21-11 and Paul Challen 21-11.
But nowe a dayes (although we use it not dayly lyke them, for it seemes that they are naturally enclyned unto that vyce) yet, when we doo make banquets and merrymentes, as wee terine them, we surpasse them very farre: and small difference is founde betwixte us and them." The concern that the English drank as much as or even more than did rival nationalities also appears in the writings of the Elizabethan satirist and dramatist Thomas Nashe (1567-1601).