Hijab, the Muslim concept of female modesty, is often inaccurately referred to as "the veil." However, hijab takes many different forms. Perhaps most women who practice hijab do not cover their face, but rather their hair. However, the Afghan burqa[?] does cover the face.
The expression "to take the veil" can also mean to become a nun.
In the custom of white weddings, a diaphanous veil is often part of the bride's apparel.
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From Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)
Alaciel blame, or not--I've many known, In love, a point once gained, naught feels amiss, What joys they viewed--what stories they might tell! The belts of roses, and the beds of flow'rs, At length, both longed their friends again to find, Thus spoke the fair her wishes to support. LOVED youth, to ME you must be ever dear; But tell me, pray, what's love without desire, Flame unconfined is soon exhausted found, I fear this spot, which we so highly prize, And prove at last our grave; relieve my woe; Alive pronounced, you presently will see, Conceal our residence, declare you came, And see that I've a num'rous escort sent, By it, believe me, you shall nothing lose; For, be I single, or in Hymen's band, And be assured, should favour I withdraw, Or contrary to what her lips confessed, If she would Hispal's services retain, While his assistance she so much must need: She pressed him fondly to her glowing heart, .