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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vice \Vice\, n. [See Vise.]
   1. (Mech.) A kind of instrument for holding work, as in
      filing. Same as Vise.
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   2. A tool for drawing lead into cames, or flat grooved rods,
      for casements. [Written also vise.]
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   3. A gripe or grasp. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vise \Vise\, n. [F. vis a screw, winding stairs, OF. vis, viz,
   fr. L. vitis a vine; probably akin to E. withy.]
   An instrument consisting of two jaws, closing by a screw,
   lever, cam, or the like, for holding work, as in filing.
   [Written also vice.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vis'e \Vi*s['e]"\, n. [F. vis['e], p. p. of viser to put a visa
   to, fr. L. visus seen, p. p. of videre to see.]
   A document or an indorsement made on a passport by the proper
   authorities of certain countries, denoting that the passport
   has been examined, and that the person who bears it is
   permitted to proceed on her journey. Same as visa; -- an
   older spelling now used less frequently than visa.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vis'e \Vi*s['e]"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vis['e]ed; p. pr. & vb.
   n. Vis['e]ing.]
   To examine and indorse, as a passport; to visa.
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