VELLUM


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AcronymDefinition
VELLUMVery Extensible Linking Language Unafraid of Markup
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Opening a drawer in the desk, she took out a leaf of vellum, covered with faded writing.
There was brother Bartholomew with a crucifix of rare carved ivory, and brother Luke With a white-backed psalter adorned with golden bees, and brother Francis with the "Slaying of the Innocents" most daintily set forth upon vellum. All these were duly packed away deep in the traveller's scrip, and above them old pippin-faced brother Athanasius had placed a parcel of simnel bread and rammel cheese, with a small flask of the famous blue-sealed Abbey wine.
Its outer edges - the edges of the drawing nearest the edge of the vellum - were far more distinct than the others.
I say signature; because its position upon the vellum suggested this idea.
"I held the vellum again to the fire, after increasing the heat; but nothing appeared.
La Fontaine placed himself at a table, and set his rapid pen an endless dance across the smooth white vellum; Pelisson made a fair copy of his prologue; Moliere contributed fifty fresh verses, with which his visit to Percerin had inspired him; Loret, an article on the marvelous fetes he predicted; and Aramis, laden with his booty like the king of the bees, that great black drone, decked with purple and gold, re-entered his apartment, silent and busy.
He produced from the box five or six plump little books, bound in commercial calf and vellum, and each fitted comfortably with its own little lock.
There is no shadow of stability in the policy of an English Government, and the most sacred oaths of England would, even if engrossed on vellum, find very few buyers among colonies and dependencies that have suffered from vain beliefs.
Mahbub had business at Quetta, and there Kim, as Mahbub admitted, earned his keep, and perhaps a little over, by spending four curious days as scullion in the house of a fat Commissariat sergeant, from whose office-box, in an auspicious moment, he removed a little vellum ledger which he copied out - it seemed to deal entirely with cattle and camel sales - by moonlight, lying behind an outhouse, all through one hot night.
The leaves were of the finest vellum, with tastefully designed illuminations all round them.
Deep Vellum has also launched La Reunion Publishing, a Texas-focused imprint, which release its first titles in 2020.
This fascinating miniature manuscript is an extremely rare and early example of Eastern Kufic script written in a vertical format on vellum.