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Jail vs. Vail

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Jailnoun

A place or institution for the confinement of persons held in lawful custody or detention, especially for minor offenses or with reference to some future judicial proceeding.

Vailnoun

(obsolete) Profit; return; proceeds.

Jailnoun

(uncountable) Confinement in a jail.

Vailnoun

Money given to servants by visitors; a gratuity; also vale.

Jailnoun

(horse racing) The condition created by the requirement that a horse claimed in a claiming race not be run at another track for some period of time (usually 30 days).

Vailnoun

(obsolete) Submission.

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Jailnoun

In dodgeball and related games, the area where players who have been struck by the ball are confined.

Vailverb

To pay homage, bow, submit, defer (to someone or something); to yield, give way (to something).

Jailnoun

A kind of sandbox for running a guest operating system instance.

Vailverb

To remove as a sign of deference, as a hat.

Jailverb

To imprison.

Vailverb

To lower, let fall; to allow or cause to sink.

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Jailnoun

A kind of prison; a building for the confinement of persons held in lawful custody, especially for minor offenses or with reference to some future judicial proceeding.

‘This jail I count the house of liberty.’;

Vailverb

(vexillology) To lower or "dip" a carried banner in a salute by a forward reducing of the angle of the pike/flagstaff with respect to the ground; in extreme instances, as when saluting a monarch, both the finial of the pike and the banner are allowed to rest upon the ground.

Jailverb

To imprison.

‘[Bolts] that jail you from free life.’;

Vailverb

archaic form of veil

Jailnoun

a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)

Vailverb

misspelling of veil

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Jailverb

lock up or confine, in or as in a jail;

‘The suspects were imprisoned without trial’; ‘the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life’;

Vailnoun

Same as Veil.

Vailnoun

Avails; profit; return; proceeds.

‘My house is as 'twere the cave where the young outlaw hoards the stolen vails of his occupation.’;

Vailnoun

An unexpected gain or acquisition; a casual advantage or benefit; a windfall.

Vailnoun

Money given to servants by visitors; a gratuity; - usually in the plural.

Vailnoun

Submission; decline; descent.

Vailverb

To let fall; to allow or cause to sink.

‘Vail your regardUpon a wronged, I would fain have said, a maid!’;

Vailverb

To lower, or take off, in token of inferiority, reverence, submission, or the like.

‘France must vail her lofty-plumed crest!’; ‘Without vailing his bonnet or testifying any reverence for the alleged sanctity of the relic.’;

Vailverb

To yield or recede; to give place; to show respect by yielding, uncovering, or the like.

‘Thy convenience must vail to thy neighbor's necessity.’;

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