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Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 62 words.

plate of metal rotating on a spindle to show the direction of the wind XV; sail of a windmill XVI;

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vane

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 128 words.

1 A narrow pennant or strip of bunting mounted on a spindle. It was flown at the masthead of a

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vane

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 23 words.

[LME]

This word for a ‘broad blade (driven by the wind)’ is a dialect variant of obsolete fane ‘banner’, of

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vane

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 64 words.

n.

1 a broad blade attached to a rotating axis or wheel that pushes or is pushed by wind or

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Vane

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. 2 words.

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Vane

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. 6 words.

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To Sir Henry Vane [1694]

John Milton.

Edited by Barbara Kiefer Lewalski and Estelle Haan.

in The Complete Works of John Milton, Vol. 3: The Shorter Poems

Primary Text. Subjects: Literature.

VANE, Young in years, but in Sage Councels old,

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Vane, Sir Henry (1613–62)

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 116 words.

(1613–62)

Leading Parliamentarian, son of Sir Henry Vane (the Elder). He served briefly as governor of Massachusetts (

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vane self-steering gear

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 201 words.

a method by which the wind, acting on a rotatable vane linked to a rudder, can be set to

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Vane-Tempest, Major (Francis) Adolphus

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence. 90 words.

Born 4 Jan. 1863; s of Lord Adolphus Vane-Tempest and Lady Susan Pelham-Clinton, d of 5th Duke of Newcastle; m 1901, late Gertrude Magdalen, d...

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Vane, Anne (d. 1736), royal mistress

Matthew Kilburn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Irish History; British History; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 1181 words.

Vane, Anne (d. 1736), royal mistress, was the eldest daughter of Gilbert Vane, second Baron Barnard (bap. 1678, d. 1753), owner of the Raby estate in co. Durham, and his wife, Mary...

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Vane, Sir Henry Ralph Fletcher

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. 65 words.

4th Bt cr 1786

Born 13 Jan. 1830; s of Sir Francis Fletcher-Vane, 3rd Bt, and Diana, d of C. G. Beauclerk; m 1871, Margaret, d of Thomas Steuart Gladstone; ...

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vane self-steering gear

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

A method by which the wind, acting on a rotatable vane linked to a rudder, can be set to steer a sailing yacht on a given course. This principle of wind-vane-operated gear was introduced in...

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Vane, Charles (d. 1720), pirate

Samuel Pyeatt Menefee.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1076 words.

Vane, Charles (d. 1720), pirate, is of unknown origins and parentage. Aside from the published and manuscript accounts of the trial which sent him to the gallows the main source for his...

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Sir Henry the elder Vane

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

(1589–1655) and

(1613–62).

Politicians of contrasted character. The father was a worldly minded courtier, bent on accumulating a great landed estate. The son was a radical...

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XVII To Sir Henry Vane the younger

John Milton.

Edited by Helen Darbishire.

in The Poetical Works of John Milton, Vol. 2: Paradise Regain'd; Samson Agonistes; Poems upon Several Occasions, both English and Latin

Primary Text. Subjects: Literature.

Vane, young in yeares, but in sage counsell old,

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Vane, Henry, the younger (1613–62)

Johann P. Sommerville.

in The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

January 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 782 words.

Henry Vane was born in Debden near Newport, Essex in May 1613 and executed at Tower Hill on 14 June

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Vane [née Hawes; other married name Hamilton], Frances Anne, Viscountess Vane (bap. 1715, d. 1788), memoirist

Emma Plaskitt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biographical Studies. 1915 words.

Vane [née Hawes; other married name Hamilton], Frances Anne, Viscountess Vane (bap. 1715, d. 1788), memoirist, was probably born at her father's house in Winchester Street, London, and was...

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Vane, Sir John Robert (1927–2004), pharmacologist

Rod Flower.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Pharmacology. 2105 words.

Vane, Sir John Robert (1927–2004), pharmacologist, was born on 29 March 1927 at Ivydene, Hollywood Lane, Wythall, Worcestershire, the third child of Maurice Vane, builder, and his wife,...

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Vane, Sir Henry (1589–1655), administrator and diplomat

R. Malcolm Smuts.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 4158 words.

Vane, Sir Henry (1589–1655), administrator and diplomat, was born on 18 February 1589, the eldest son of Henry Vane (or Fane; 1560–1596) of Hadlow, Kent, and his second wife, Margaret (d....

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