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blue vein

noun
1.
(Austral & NZ) another name for blue cheese
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • It was not necessary to point out the location of the blue vein.

    The Heir to Grand Pr

    John Frederic Herbin
  • "Then it is Len who has found the blue vein," cried Winslow.

    The Heir to Grand Pr

    John Frederic Herbin
  • It breaks the line which the blue vein has so distinctly traced on the clear white brow.

  • He also recognized the footman with the blue vein in his nose and the chauffeur with the crooked fingers.

    The Campfire Girls Go Motoring Hildegard G. Frey
  • Not the tender tracery of a blue vein upon her temples that I would not lovingly render through its transparent veil of skin.

    In the Days of My Youth Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
  • But for his daughter he would not have made an effort to secure his just share in the blue vein.

    The Heir to Grand Pr

    John Frederic Herbin
  • Such a superior person had been eagerly welcomed to the blue vein Society, and had taken a leading part in its activities.

  • His little chest heaved up and down; and every blue vein on his pure forehead was apparent,—bursting with passion.

  • To-night I shall know the little hollow under her ankle, where the blue vein crosses.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • Prudy's dimpled hands had grown so thin, that you could trace the winding path of every blue vein quite distinctly.

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