“The first time I had heroin in my veins, an 18-year-old girl put it there,” Ullom wrote.
She was one of those insipid Englishwomen with skimmed milk in her veins, and she was perfectly content to be like that.
In this, as in other things, Lance was blessed: he had veins like water mains.
c.1300, from Old French veine, from Latin vena "a blood vessel," also "a water course, a vein of metal, a person's natural ability or interest," of unknown origin. The mining sense is attested in English from late 14c. (Greek phleps "vein" had the same secondary sense). Figurative sense of "strain or intermixture" (of some quality) is recorded from 1560s; that of "a humor or mood, natural tendency" is first recorded 1570s.
Any of the branching blood vessels carrying blood toward the heart. All veins except the pulmonary vein carry dark unaerated blood.
A blood vessel.
venous adjective (vē'nəs)
: a veggie pal of ours