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voe

noun
  1. (in Orkney and Shetland) a small bay or narrow creek
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Word Origin

C17: from Old Norse vagr
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Examples from the Web for voe

Historical Examples

  • Are you surprised that you are unable to see the people of Voe?

    Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz

    L. Frank Baum

  • 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