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vennel

/ ˈvɛnəl /

noun

  1. a lane; alley


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Word History and Origins

Origin of vennel1

C15: from Old French venelle, from Latin vēna vein
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Example Sentences

The horseman rode down the narrow vennel which led to the St. Denis gate of Paris, holding his nose like a fine lady.

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 Vennel, a narrow lane in Edinburgh running out of the Grassmarket.

She lives in the Pleasance, and I saw her to-night in the Vennel.

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