adpressed or (in most cases) loosely attached (easy to wipe), granular, woolly or felty flocks covering the surface of the pileus or hairy squamules, radially ordened at the surface. In some cases the veil, then made up of adpressed, hairy squamules are not to wipe (like in C. comatus, the Shaggy Ink Cap).
A veil, in botany, is one of several structures in fungi, especially the thin membrane that covers the cap and stalk of an immature mushroom.http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_/veil.html Encarta Dictionary
To dream of wearing a veil suggests that you are ashamed or feeling embarrassed about something. A bridal veil however, can suggest changes in your life for the better. A black veil of mourning can signify current disappointments.
1. Invisible field of etheric energy separating the physical from the psychic senses, surrounding a person in the inside of the aura. 2. The film over some babies at birth; usually denoting the child will be psychic.
To dream that you wear a veil, denotes that you will not be perfectly sincere with your lover, and you will be forced to use stratagem to retain him. To see others wearing veils, you will be maligned and defamed by apparent friends. An old, or torn veil, warns you that deceit is being thrown around you with sinister design. For a young woman to dream that she loses her veil, denotes that her lover sees through her deceitful ways and is likely to retaliate with the same. To dream of seeing a bridal veil, foretells that you will make a successful change in the immediate future, and much happiness in your position. For a young woman to dream that she wears a bridal veil, denotes that she will engage in some affair which will afford her lasting profit and enjoyment. If it gets loose, or any accident befalls it, she will be burdened with sadness and pain. To throw a veil aside, indicates separation or disgrace. To see mourning veils in your dreams, signifies distress and trouble, and embarrassment in business.
In Blake the veil is typologically related to the temple veil between the holy of holies and the worshippers, traditionally rent at the moment of Jesus' death on the cross. Veils are also associated with coyness, blindness, selfishness, self-enclosure, the body, and the hymen. See also Vala, weave/weaving/woven.
The boundary between the world of the dead and the world of the living. It preventes the Keeper from being loosed on the world of life. The veil has many layers at different levels of the underworld, and many seals which must be protected in order to keep the Keeper in the Underworld. The veil requires a delicate balance which exists in many places, including within those with the gift and can be breached under the right conditions, allowing interaction between the worlds of the living and the dead.