She loved him, veiling the depth in her vagueness, her aloofness, her indulgent irony.
I had seen the bones of my own hand through the veiling flesh.
The great weakness of the man, far from veiling the returned personality, served as a background which made it more visible.
"I am just wondering whether I have outgrown my nun's veiling," she said simply.
Overhead the summer sun was shining brightly, but just below the heavy storm clouds rolled, veiling all the valley from sight.
The thunders continued, the smoke drifted heavily, veiling all movements.
The clouds hung low on the horizon, and the rains were falling, veiling it from our sight.
All the sky was smoke, veiling the upper end of the valley and of the ridge.
The little thing looked very sweet in a demure dress of nun's veiling, which Frank would have described as "white robes."
This is an amusing example of a plan for veiling the horrors of myth.
early 13c., from Anglo-French and Old North French veil (Old French voile) "a head-covering," also "a sail," from Latin vela, plural of velum "sail, curtain, covering," from PIE root *weg- "to weave a web." Vela was mistaken in Vulgar Latin for a feminine singular noun. To take the veil "become a nun" is attested from early 14c.
late 14c., from Old French veler, voiller, from Latin velare "to cover, veil," from velum (see veil (n.)). Figurative sense of "to conceal" (something immaterial) is recorded from 1530s. Related: Veiled; veiling.
A membranous covering or part, especially a membrane surrounding the young mushrooms of certain basidiomycete fungi. In some species the membrane (called a partial veil) extends only from the stalk to the cap. As the cap expands, the veil breaks, leaving a ring called an annulus on the stalk and often scalelike pieces on the cap. These veil remnants are important for identifying species of mushrooms.