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the vale of years

The last or declining years of one's age or career. Astride his motorcycle with thick chestnut hair and a deep, booming voice, my grandfather looks very little like a man who has slipped into the vale of years.
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vale of tears

Life or the world at large regarded as a source of sorrow, strife, or tragedy. I'm only glad that she is at peace and can leave this vale of tears behind. If you convince yourself that life is nothing but a vale of tears, you will end up creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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(this) vale of tears

Fig. the earth; mortal life on earth. (A vale is a literary word for valley.) When it comes time for me to leave this vale of tears, I hope I can leave some worthwhile memories behind. Uncle Fred left this vale of tears early this morning.
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vale of tears

the world regarded as a scene of trouble or sorrow. literary
This phrase dates from the mid 16th century; earlier variants included vale of trouble , vale of weeping , and vale of woe .
1997 Shetland Times Then by God's grace we'll meet again, Beyond this vale of tears.
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the vale of years

the declining years of a person's life; old age.
This expression comes from Shakespeare 's Othello: ‘for I am declin'd into the vale of yeares’.
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NOVEMBER 2: Swansea v Merthyr; Llanelli v Bridgend; Pontypridd v Aberavon; Cardiff v Ebbw Vale; Llandovery v Newport; Carmarthen v RGC.
December 14: Swansea v Pontypridd; Llanelli v Llandovery; RGC v Aberavon; Cardiff v Merthyr; Ebbw Vale v Bridgend; Carmarthen v Newport.
"All future revenue generated within Vale Park will remain within Port Vale Football Club."
Vale said it has also temporarily suspended operations at the Vargem Grande Complex to further accelerate the process of decommissioning previously mentioned.
Support for Investment Grade Remains: Vale's underlying credit fundamentals and investment-grade ratings are supported by the company's position as one of the leading producers of seaborne iron ore globally, its low-cost iron ore and base metal positions on each cost curve, strong liquidity and diverse access to funding, natural hedge position against local currency FX depreciation, and its long reserve life, high-grade mineral deposits.
Two minutes after the restart Vale were back in front with a goal carved out by Jerome Thomas, showing all his old skills before crossing for Jones to volley home at the back post.
They (Vale) are probably going to have to pay a premium for employees in the next few years."
According to Vale "Following the conclusion of the transaction...Vale will indirectly hold 81 percent of the Moatize mine and approximately 35 percent of CLN, sharing control with Mitsui .
Acting through subsidiaries, Glencore will acquire the entire share capital of Vale Manganese France SAS and Vale Manganese Norway AS, located in Dunkerque and Mo I Rana respectively.
so when Brazil's Vale sa, one of the world's leading iron ore producers, officially opened its nine million tonnes a year iron ore pelletising plant at sohar in Oman earlier this year, it was seen as an important sign of the global commitment to the region's steel business.
BRAZILIAN mining giant Vale plans to double capacity at its Sohar pelletising complex to 18 million tonnes per year (tpy) with an additional investment of $1 billion.
Summary: Micky Adams has returned as manager of Port Vale, days after being dismissed from Sheffield United.
CASTLE Vale will prepare to start a new era after revealing they will be kicking off next season at Boldmere St Michaels.
Details : Vale has commenced phase one work in its RO 522.1 million ($1.356 billion) iron ore pelletizing plant and distribution center in Oman.