ormer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ormer an abalone found near the Channel Islands
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ormer ôr"mẽr (Zoöl) An abalone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ormer An ear-shell or sea-ear; an abalone or haliotid; a large marine shell of the family Haliotidæ: formerly a local English (Channel Islands) name of H. tuberculata, more fully called Guernsey ormer, or Guernsey ear-shell, which is abundant there and is used as food. See cut under abalone.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ormer or′mėr an ear-shell or sea-ear.
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Usage

In literature:

Well, suppose we say ormering then, if congering's too lively.
"Pearl of Pearl Island" by John Oxenham
The ormer, rarely seen in England, is, I believe, sometimes called the Sea Ear.
"Jethou" by E. R. Suffling
Then followed a scraping with ormer shells, and, in a few minutes, the black pig was divested of his hairy coat.
"The Silver Lining" by John Roussel
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In news:

Ormer adult film industry performers Madelyne Hernandez Shelley Lubben talk to each other as Michael Weinstein, AIDS Healthcare Foundation President, addresses a small crowd about mandating that pornography actors use condoms in 2010.
"I have a whole lot of surprises," says director Gail Van Ormer .
With a bald head and long beard, Lee grew up in nearby Van Ormer and lives in Coalport with his wife and kids.
F ormer Algerian President Chadli Bendjedid, who gave the country a multiparty political system before he was overthrown in a 1992 military coup, died Saturday at a military hospital, the state news agency said.
F ormer Ignacio resident Travis Dean Darling was killed instantly when he was ejected from his truck in a rollover accident just after midnight on Sunday, Oct 28, 2012, near Rockdale, Texas.
F ormer Archuleta County Judge Doris Gertrude Hudson died Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012, in Denver.
F ormer US President Jimmy Carter is in Haiti, helping to build homes in a town hit hard by the devastating January 2010.
F ormer Ohio governor Ted Strickland gave the most memorably stupid speech at the Democratic convention.
F ormer House Speaker Newt Gingrich knows how to press the Left's soft spots.
F ormer Durango resident Virginia A Lee Tardy died from injuries suffered in a car accident Tuesday, Sept 25, 2012, in Omaha, Neb.
F ormer Gov George C Wallace taught it to Rep John Rogers, and Rep John Rogers told it to me.
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