• Armillary Sphere of Jean Fortin, 1780
    Armillary Sphere of Jean Fortin, 1780
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fortin A little fort; a fortlet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fortin A little fort; a field-fort; a sconce.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. See Fort (n.)


In literature:

He has given him a berth aboord one of his East-Indiamen; so if Billy behaves hisself his fortin's as good as made.
"The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands" by R.M. Ballantyne
Why don't everybody go to the mines and dig up their fortin at wance?
"Martin Rattler" by R.M. Ballantyne
But now tell me, Angelica, if my fortin's made, will you marry me, an' help to spend it?
"The Middy and the Moors" by R.M. Ballantyne
Ain't he layin' by a tidy little fortin' for Mary, just by aldermannin', when he's dead an' gone?
"A Woman for Mayor" by Helen M. Winslow
The old man made a small fortin.
"Janet of the Dunes" by Harriet T. Comstock
I have observed that Mr Fortin, the coloured man, was considered quite white enough to pay taxes.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Forsooth, they'll win a fortin that weds wi' the like of you!
"The White Lady of Hazelwood" by Emily Sarah Holt
Mr. Fortin, All Saints, now a bishop; Rev.
"A Soldier's Life" by Edwin G. Rundle
We has retired from practice, like store-keepers does who has made a fortin.
"Wappin' Wharf" by Charles S. Brooks
It's a big thing I hev on hand, an' there'll be a fortin' for all who go in for it.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

You've seen his place, I reckon, friend?
'Twas rather kind ov tryin'.
The way he made the dollars fly,
Such gimcrack things a-buyin'--
He spent a big share ov a fortin'
On pesky things that went a snortin'
"Old Spense" by Isabella Valancy Crawford

In news:

David "Marc" Curtiss , 62, died Friday, Sept 28, 2012, at his home in Fortine.
AUBURN — Michael R Fortin , 53, of Auburn, died at his residence on Nov 8.
He was born Sept 30, 1959, in Lewiston, the son of Leo and Mary (Brasher) Fortin .
FREEPORT — Omer J Fortin , 89, formerly of Topsham and Freeport died Sept 3 in Bonita Springs, Fla.
He was born Feb 24, 1923, in Grand Isle, a son of Louis and Olive (Madore) Fortin .
Robert Fortin , age 73, of Storm Lake, died Sunday, September 9, at his residence.
Robert Elwood Fortin was born October 13, 1938 in Denver, Colo.
Marquette residents Skylar Fortin and Alex Niemi each won two races at the weekly event held at the Trenary Lions BMX track last Wednesday.
"Gabe" Fortin , 77, died Saturday, Jan 28, at home.
He was the husband of the late Lois B (Vivier) Fortin .
Born in the Albion village of Lincoln, a son of the late Wilfred and DiNora (Metivier) Fortin , he was a lifelong resident of the village.
Project is being written by Joshua Miller and MA Fortin.
Donna Fortin, McLane Church, Edinboro.
Born in Quebec, Canada, he was the son of the late Aime and Eliza (Fortin) Whitton.
FREEPORT — Omer J Fortin, 89, formerly of Topsham and Freeport died Sept 3 in Bonita Springs, Fla.

In science:

Fortin, Asymptotic behavior of the density of states on a random lattice J.
Real symmetric random matrices and replicas
The first form considered is a mixed Poisson formulation using fifth-order Brezzi-Douglas-Marini (BDM) elements [Brezzi and Fortin 1991], automation aspects of which have been addressed by Rognes et al. [2009].
Optimisations for quadrature representations of finite element tensors through automated code generation
In their recent review, Legendre & Fortin (2010) discussed at length the Mantel tests.
Dismantling the Mantel tests
These results were further extended by Ainsworth and Pinchedez in (to meshes with hanging nodes, weighted Sobolev regularity of approximated functions, exponential convergence on graded meshes) and in (to BrezziDouglas-Fortin-Marini elements with non-uniform distribution of polynomial degrees).
Optimal error estimation for H(curl)-conforming p-interpolation in two dimensions
Fortin, Mixed and Hybrid Finite Element Methods, no. 15 in Springer Series in Computational Mathematics, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1991.
Optimal error estimation for H(curl)-conforming p-interpolation in two dimensions