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voe

/vəʊ; Scottish vo/
noun
1.
(in Orkney and Shetland) a small bay or narrow creek
Word Origin
C17: from Old Norse vagr
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  • Are you surprised that you are unable to see the people of voe?

  • Once outside of Boden voe, it did not take long to reach Havnholme.

    Viking Boys

    Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  • Our Viking-boys were not long rowing out the voe that evening.

    Viking Boys

    Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  • "Why, there is the Osprey coming up the voe," Signy called out.

    Viking Boys

    Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  • And now my men and I will take your craft up the voe and anchor her in safety.

    Peter Trawl W. H. G. Kingston
  • Fruits and flowers grew plentifully all about, and there were many of the delicious damas that the people of voe were so fond of.

  • To his delight they were now plainly visible, which proved that they had passed beyond the influence of the magical Valley of voe.

  • The opening in the mountain was on the side opposite to the Valley of voe, and our travellers looked out upon a strange scene.

  • Loki was a pet cormorant, and Yaspard had taught him to seek food for himself in the voe.

    Viking Boys

    Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  • There were shoals of small cod-fish in the voe, and Loki had no difficulty in filling his most capacious maw.

    Viking Boys

    Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby

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