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voe

/vəʊ; Scottish vo/
noun
1.
(in Orkney and Shetland) a small bay or narrow creek
Word Origin
C17: from Old Norse vagr
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Historical Examples
  • The voe alluded to was a small but deep one, forming a good harbour on the north side of Navie Grind.

  • Once outside of Boden voe, it did not take long to reach Havnholme.

    Viking Boys Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  • You are strangers in the Valley of voe, and do not seem to know our ways; so I will try to save you.

  • "Why, there is the Osprey coming up the voe," Signy called out.

    Viking Boys Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  • The love between the sexes--'t is a game wherein the weaker loses, and then--voe victis!

    The Ladies E. Barrington
  • And now my men and I will take your craft up the voe and anchor her in safety.

    Peter Trawl W. H. G. Kingston
  • All breathed more freely when the entrance of the voe was safely reached.

  • Fruits and flowers grew plentifully all about, and there were many of the delicious damas that the people of voe were so fond of.

  • Our Viking-boys were not long rowing out the voe that evening.

    Viking Boys Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  • The opening in the mountain was on the side opposite to the Valley of voe, and our travellers looked out upon a strange scene.

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