- Scot a lane; alley
C15: from Old French venelle, from Latin vēna vein
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Examples from the Web for vennel
She lives in the Pleasance, and I saw her to-night in the Vennel.The Court of Cacus
The Vennel, a narrow lane in Edingburgh, running out of the Grassmarket.Weir of Hermiston
Robert Louis Stevenson
He turned his horse's head and retraced his path up the vennel.The Path of the King
In the Vennel (alley or small street) some ruins remain of the maison dieu, or hospitium, founded in 1256 by William of Brechin.
His coach couped in the Vennel, and his lordship was thrown head foremost into the mud.The World's Greatest Books, Vol IV.
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