vial

[vahy-uhl, vahyl]
noun
1.
Also, phial. a small container, as of glass, for holding liquids: a vial of rare perfume; a vial of medicine.
verb (used with object), vialed, vialing or (especially British) vialled, vialling.
2.
to put into or keep in a vial.
Idioms
3.
pour out vials of wrath, to wreak vengeance or express anger: In her preface she pours out vials of wrath on her detractors.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English viole, variant of fiole phial

vial, vile, viol.
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vial (ˈvaɪəl, vaɪl)
 
n
a less common variant of phial
 
[C14: fiole, from Old French, from Old Provençal fiola, from Latin phiala, from Greek phialē; see phial]

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vial
c.1300, variant of fyole (see phial).
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Example sentences
Walk down the sidewalk and hear the crack vials and discarded syringes crunch
  under your feet.
Samples are placed inside tiny vials, which slide into these numbered boxes.
They supply a collection kit that comes with nine vials pre-loaded with cookie
  crumbs.
Miller was present for a few hours of this ordeal, struggling to find words to
  identify the vials that he had known so well.
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