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an alley between buildings

In Literature:

Excerpt from Sayings, Proverbs, and Humour of Ulster by Professor Byers

Speaking of “boose” reminds me that in Comber there is an old street
(the present High Street) called the Cow “Vennel,”
a word which is simply the French “venelle” = a small street.

(Belfast: Wm. Strain & Sons, 1904) p 13.

Excerpt from The Adventures of Hughey Funney by Robert Huddleston

It is Doctor String’s coming down the ‘Cow Vennel’, and hark the rupture!
He is engaged in debate with the Wizard of the tooth-ache on the merits of his profession.

(unpublished novel).

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