• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vang (Naut) A rope to steady the peak of a gaff.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vang A guy extending from the end of a gaff to the ship's rail on each side, and serving to steady the gaff.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vang vang (naut.) one of two guy-ropes from the end of a gaff to the deck to steady the peak.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. vangen, to catch, seize. See Fang
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Do you mind going back with me to Vange?
"The Black Robe" by Wilkie Collins
Vange, Bill Vange, Sly Vange, killed them, and he broke the Great Mutiny.
"When God Laughs and Other Stories" by Jack London
Cast off the brails, and loose the vangs!
"Outward Bound" by Oliver Optic
COLLETT, J.H., High Rd., Vange, Essex.
"Through Palestine with the 20th Machine Gun Squadron" by Unknown
So knocking at the door, Gammer Vangs, said I, is Sir John Vangs within?
"Notes and Queries, Number 54, November 9, 1850" by Various
The name of this chieftain was Vang Khan.
"Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series" by Jacob Abbott
Vangs (Sir Gammer), story of, 164.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
In consequence of the railway being cut at Pitsea, the villages of Pitsea, Bowers Gifford, and Vange had been burned.
"The Invasion" by William Le Queux
Trim the boom by the sheets and guys, and the gaff by the vangs.
"The Seaman's Friend" by Richard Henry Dana

In poetry:

And his best friend General Vang Pao
Ran the Meo army like a sacred cow
Helicopter smugglers filled Long Cheng's bars
In Xieng Quang province on the Plain of Jars
"CIA Dope Calypso" by Allen Ginsberg
He rode and lilted, he rode and sang,
Then met he by chance Sir Thule Vang;
Sir Thule Vang, with his twelve sons bold,
All cas'd in iron, the bright and cold.
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow

In news:

The body of 21-year-old Thai Vang was found about 4 pm Monday.
FUSD's Vang Resigns From Board of Trustees.
Tony Vang to retire from the Fresno Unified School Board.
Dr Tony Vang 's resignation comes after months of controversy, following allegations he lived and voted outside of the district.
The excitement of the first day of school was off the charts with the opening of Vang Pao elementary.
Group Announces Effort to Recall FUSD's Vang .
Board members ask for Vang 's resignation.
2 Australians have turned up dead so far this year in Vang Vieng.
General Vang Pao buried at Forest Lawn.
The funeral of Vang Pao, known to his people as "the general," the hero of the C.I.A.
The Wausau Area Hmong Mutual Association is hosting a tribute to General Vang Pao who passed away earlier this month.
Vang Pao led Hmong as 'great man, true warrior'.
Vang previously was listed in critical condition after the shooting Saturday.
As he addressed the crowd, he referenced Gen Vang Pao as a vital part of the Hmong culture.
Sue Vang, left, talks to Burbank High School students Shianne Lee, center and Nancy Cha.

In science:

Lett. 184, 9-21. Geiss, J . (1993) In : Or igin and evo lution of the elemen ts, (Pran tzos N., Vang ioni-Flam E. and Casse M. eds) Cambdrige University Press, Cambr idge p. 89 - 106 Geiss, J., and G. G loeckler 1998.
Meteorites and the physico-chemical conditions in the early solar nebula