• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vicine (Chem) An alkaloid extracted from the seeds of the vetch ( Vicia sativa ) as a white crystalline substance.
    • a Vicine Near; neighboring; vicinal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • vicine In phytogeography, naturalized from a neighboring formation: opposed to adventitious. See adventitious, 4.
    • n vicine A colorless compound, (C8H15O6N3)x, contained in the seeds of the, horse-bean, Vicia faba, V. faba minor, and in the sugar-beet root. It crystallizes in aggregates of needles.
    • vicine Same as vicinal.
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  • Washington Irving
    “A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. vicinus,: cf. F. voisin,


In literature:

Jerry loved the water, and spent nearly all of his spare time in the vicinity of the lake.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
All south of Market street except in the vicinity of the Pacific Mail dock, was gone.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
Mr. Weil took a long survey of the young lady, and then retired to the vicinity of the front windows.
"A Black Adonis" by Linn Boyd Porter
The mint is situated in the vicinity of the Plazuela de la Independencia.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
The reader may not know it as mug-bread, for that was a local name, confined largely to our own Maine homestead and vicinity.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
The observations of 1819 were made at St. Charles and vicinity, in the state of Missouri.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
Manufactures of ochre, of which there are quarries in the vicinity, and of iron goods are carried on.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
One of the hills in the vicinity is fortified with a great ancient earthwork and ditch.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
Ethelwynn had taken her sister to a friend in the vicinity, accompanied by the nurse and the cook.
"The Seven Secrets" by William Le Queux
It is estimated that the flood has done over $50,000 damage in this vicinity.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker

In poetry:

Or has he turned his gaze within,
Lost to his own vicinity;
Erecting in a doubtful dream
Frail bridges to Infinity.
"Old Man" by Jean Starr Untermeyer
There was an old Fellow of Trinity,
A Doctor well versed in Divinity,
But he took to free thinking
And then to deep drinking,
And so had to leave the vicinity.
"Nonsense Verses" by Arthur Clement Hilton

In news:

Bice Ristorante is located in the heart of mid-town Manhattan, in the vicinity of the Theatre District and adjacent to upscale boutique and department stores.
Lieutenant Gus Holbrook says through interviews with horse owners, four vehicles have been seen in the vicinity of the thefts.
Mysterious lights seen in vicinity of Foresthill Bridge.
Teams located oil in the marshes in the vicinity of two inactive oil production facilities near Myrtle Grove, although there is no sign of an active leak, and it is still unclear if the oil originated from these facilities.
Tweets in the vicinity of the planned Stewart-Colbert rally.
Is there a librarian in the vicinity .
Wildfire burns in vicinity of Wetmore, Colo. Wednesday / KCNC-TV.
The venture brings to 10 the number of brothels in the central city, including two others in the same vicinity of the SkyCity casino.
If you're a Soundgarden fan and anywhere near the vicinity of New York, Toronto or Los Angeles, start making arrangements to get yourself to one of the band's three newly announced intimate club dates this month.
And a new effort to recycle wastewater in the vicinity of Research Triangle Park does just that.
Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried prevents the ball from going out of bounds in the vicinity of the Trail Blazers' Kurt Thomas on Wednesday at the Pepsi Center.
But there were too many instances where a throw to second base would sail into center field, with Ramirez in the vicinity but not able to catch it.
A Special Forces soldier whose parents live in Moore County died last week while on patrol conducting combat operations in the vicinity of Khordi, Oruzgan province, Afghanist-an.
Watch' hides a few laughs in the vicinity.
A late night fire killed one person Monday night in Stephens County, Georgia WNEG in Toccoa reports the fire marshal there is attempting to determine what caused the fire on 123 in the vicinity of Osborne Wood Products.

In science:

At wn = 0.1 the mode frequencies fell in the immediate vicinity of the band-edge, Fig. 3a.
A study of random laser modes in disordered photonic crystals
This is certainly true in the vicinity of the Gaussian model, for small g .
Geometrically Constrained Statistical Models on Fixed and Random Lattices: From Hard Squares to Meanders
Next question to study is the spectrum of small fluctuations of the (linearized) action (5.10) in the vicinity of the background (5.14).
String Theory or Field Theory?
In the bosonic string theory the existing formalism allows to compute amplitudes in the vicinity of vacuum of φ = φ0 type, generally with two tachyons – from the open and closed spectrum. A.
String Theory or Field Theory?
In the vicinity of the threshold the long-time evolution of the collapsing stellar core therefore depends very sensitively on “smaller details” of the neutrino transport.
Explosion Mechanisms of Massive Stars