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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Viole A vial.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • viole To violate.
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In literature:

Richard took the viol.
"The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay" by Maurice Hewlett
The chimney seemed to be a big bass-viol that this north-easter played on.
"The Knights of the White Shield" by Edward A. Rand
Before this time the Independents had contented themselves with violins and a bass viol, and for a time with a clarionette.
"The Evolution Of An English Town" by Gordon Home
The sound of the viol is again heard, and the merry dance is kept up till near morning light.
"Charles Duran" by The Author of The Waldos
Where is your harp or viol, Sir Knight of the Tuneful Road?
"The Forest of Swords" by Joseph A. Altsheler
I played the small bass-viol.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 79, May, 1864" by Various
I can play upon the viol and eke upon the organ.
"The Black Douglas" by S. R. Crockett
Place was grudgingly yielded to the violin by friends of the less insistent viol.
"For Every Music Lover" by Aubertine Woodward Moore
It may be noted, however, in passing that the Italian word "violino" was used as late as 1597 to designate the tenor viol.
"Some Forerunners of Italian Opera" by William James Henderson
Caesar saw it all from his post of vantage near the big viol, but he was not interested in the visitors, he knew what they could do.
"The Arena" by Various
The viol differed from the violin family proper in having a flat back like a guitar, and rounded corners.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
In Eisenach I was told that this viol was ten feet high.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
There was only one painting, a lovely Luini angel with a viol.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
The Arab viol (called rabab) was commonly used by inferior performers.
"The Thousand and One Nights, Vol. I." by Anonymous
Yet he was somewhat saucy with his viol; What!
"Three Hours after Marriage" by John Gay
He made him strings to his viole thereto.
"English and Scottish Ballads, Volume II (of 8)" by Various
Then she heard the soft, low sounds, the plaintive viols swell, till they became a dull, continuous soughing.
"Psyche" by Louis Couperus
The cante-fable was designed for recitation, with illustrative gesture, to the accompaniment of viol and pipes.
"Aucassin & Nicolette"
The wood-wind and viol follow Orpheus in his solitary plaint that again reminds us of the voice of nature.
"Stars of the Opera" by Mabel Wagnalls
In the evening he practised his viol, and studied the theory of music.
"Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)" by Carl Engel

In poetry:

And the worm has bored the viol
That used to lead the tune,
Rust eaten out the dial
That struck night's noon.
"The House Of Hospitalities" by Thomas Hardy
Pipe and viol call the dances,
Torch-light through the high hall glances;
Waves a mighty shadow in;
With manner bland
Doth ask the maiden's hand,
Doth with her the dance begin;
"The Black Knight. (From The German Of Uhland)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Yon cloud with wrinkled fire is edg-ed sharp;
And once more welling through the air, ah me!
How the sweet viol plains him to the harp,
Whose pang-ed sobbings throng tumultuously.
"After-Strain" by Francis Thompson
Low they bend as they step,
And they hook and they grip,
Cut and carry with hook and with hand;
Merry gleaners sing behind,
Sweet as viol of the wind,
For the poor still have joy in the land.
"Autumn And Winter." by Samuel Bamford
'T was an evening of beauty; the air was perfume,
The earth was all greenness, the trees were all bloom;
And softly the delicate viol was heard,
Like the murmur of love or the notes of a bird.
"The Cities Of The Plain" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Instead of the harp and the viol and cymbal,
Instead of the lyre, the guitar and the flute,
He has but the dry, wither'd Ram's-horn, the symbol
Of gloom and despondence; the rest all are mute.
"Sephirah" by Morris Rosenfeld

In news:

( Phoenix, AZ ) Tina Chancey plays Jean-Marie Leclair's violin sonatas on the pardessus de viole in a new recording from Hesperus/Golden Apple Recordings.
In Nomine for consort of viols – Fretwork.
Spend a night banging out a book review, spend a day or two going back and forth with edits and violà.–a check (or even a wire transfer) for $1,200.
A couple of bin Laden kids are complaining that killing unarmed people is a viol.
Asked how she became interested in playing the viol...

In science:

Gamn ˜Gamn where q is the final value taking into account the electroweak CP viol ation and Gamn is the field strength of gluon.
A review on axions and the strong CP problem
At zero temperature, these gauge field vacuum changes are strongly suppressed by a tunneling factor and baryon number violation is vanishingly small (ΓB+L viol. ∼ exp − 4π/αW, with αW = α/ sin2 θW ∼ 1/30).
Summary Talk at the 3rd KEK Topical Conference on CP Violation
This second condition requires that ΓB+L viol. (T ∗ ) < H (T ∗), which will obtain provided Esph (T ∗)/T ∗ is sufficiently big.
Summary Talk at the 3rd KEK Topical Conference on CP Violation
Second, he believes that for this dynamical problem it does not suffice to compute hφ(T ∗ )i/T ∗ via an effective potential, but one must really compute directly ΓB+L viol. (T ∗ ).
Summary Talk at the 3rd KEK Topical Conference on CP Violation
Our result is consistent with those of Dubois-Viol`ette & Henneaux .
$q$-Analog Singular Homology of Convex Spaces