There's a really interesting post in a similar vein on confusedkid.com too.
The principal vein is the mother lode, now a figure of speech as well as the name of one of the most famous deposits of the Californian Gold Rush.
It's been argued by aficionados that within Leonard Cohen's melancholic work is a thick vein of comedy.
At an age of about 10 weeks we took a blood sample of 10 l from the brachial vein in the wing.
Well, I think he tapped into a vein of discontent among the American people.
Unfortunately I didn't watch it, so that's a rich vein of source material for this blog down the drain.
His most characteristic paintings are in an extremely uninhibited and agitated Expressionist vein , with strident colours and violent brushwork applied with very thick impasto.
In a similar vein , while the weather was good news for some attractions - both paid-for and free - others were badly hit as both visitors and Scots headed outdoors.
The anterior wing margin, delimited by the L1 wing vein , is composed of a triple row of sensory bristles.
Not necessarily as instantly watchable as the now-infamous ‘Wife Swap’, but still in a similar vein of fish-out-of-water scenarios.