universal veil


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n universal veil membrane initially completely investing the young sporophore of various mushrooms that is ruptured by growth; represented in the mature mushroom by a volva around lower part of stem and scales on upper surface of the cap
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In literature:

The thick veil of clouds stretched over them, cut them off from the rest of the universe.
"The Rescue" by Joseph Conrad
The Universal Father had been almost lost to me behind veil after veil of complexities.
"The Conquest of Fear" by Basil King
Universal secretiveness and conventionality, polite forms and veiled expressions, were the necessary shields of a military feudalism.
"Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic" by Sidney L. Gulick
Grand displays cast a veil of universal mourning over the secret sentiments which his death inspired to all parties.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
The universal veil or volva is a thin covering which encloses the entire young plant.
"Among the Mushrooms" by Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
It seems to be more in the form of a universal veil resembling the veil of some of the lepiotas.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
Volva, a universal veil.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Mohammedanism has caused the universal use of the veil.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
The universal veil is distinct and free from the cuticle of the cap.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
Universal veil peronate, or forming a ring low down on the stem, apex somewhat cortinate, hence the veil is double.
"European Fungus Flora: Agaricaceae" by George Massee

In poetry:

Saw a whole universe turn to its setting,
Old and cold and weary, gray and cold as death,
But before mine eyes were veiled in forgetting,
Something always caught my soul and held its breath.
"The Lover To His Lass" by Duncan Campbell Scott

In news:

Still, as experts universally agree, the Iranian regime has little choice but to take action against "poorly veiled " women sooner or later, or risk losing face with its hardcore support base.
And, an exhibit at the University of Kentucky lifts the veil on veils .