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in a humorous vein

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  • vein — ► NOUN 1) any of the tubes forming part of the circulation system by which blood is conveyed from all parts of the body towards the heart. 2) (in general use) a blood vessel. 3) (in plants) a slender rib running through a leaf, containing… …   English terms dictionary

  • vein — 01. The [veins] in his hands are really thick and easy to see under the skin. 02. It took the nurse a while to find a [vein] big enough to take a blood sample from the old woman. 03. His books treat very serious subjects in a humorous [vein]. 04 …   Grammatical examples in English

  • humorous — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ▪ find sth ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc …   Collocations dictionary

  • vein — noun 1》 any of the tubes forming part of the circulation system by which blood is conveyed from all parts of the body towards the heart.     ↘(in general use) a blood vessel. 2》 (in plants) a slender rib running through a leaf, typically dividing …   English new terms dictionary

  • vein — noun 1) a vein in his neck pulsed Syn: blood vessel 2) the mineral veins in the rock Syn: layer, lode, seam, stratum, stratification, deposit, pipe 3) white marble with gray veins …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • vein — noun 1) veins of quartz Syn: layer, seam, lode, stratum, deposit 2) he closes his article in a humorous vein Syn: mood, humour, attitude, tone, spirit, character …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • vein — n. blood vessel 1) to open a vein 2) the jugular vein 3) varicose veins mood manner 4) a gloomy; happy; humorous; lighter; melancholy; merry; serious vein 5) in a certain vein (let s continue our discussion in a lighter vein) * * * [veɪn] happy… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • The Humorous Courtier — The Humorous Courtier, also called The Duke, is a Caroline era stage play, a comedy written by James Shirley, first published in 1640. The Humorous Courtier was licensed for performance by Sir Henry Herbert, the Master of the Revels, on May 17,… …   Wikipedia

  • An Humorous Day's Mirth — is an Elizabethan era stage play, a comedy by George Chapman, first acted in 1597 and published in 1599.Algernon Charles Swinburne called Chapman s play one of the finest comedies in English. The plot is intricate and ingenious and shows that… …   Wikipedia

  • List of humorous units of measurement — This is a sub article to List of unusual units of measurement Many comedians and humour writers have made use of, or invented, units of measurement intended primarily for their humour value. This is a list of such units invented by sources that… …   Wikipedia

  • veined — vein ► NOUN 1) any of the tubes forming part of the circulation system by which blood is conveyed from all parts of the body towards the heart. 2) (in general use) a blood vessel. 3) (in plants) a slender rib running through a leaf, containing… …   English terms dictionary


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