• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ermin An Armenian.
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Ermines Ermines

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It takes 35 to 65 minks to produce the average mink coat. The numbers for other types of fur coats are: beaver 15; fox 15 to 25; ermine 150; chinchilla 60 to 100.
    • ermin A simplified spelling of ermine.
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  • John Dryden
    “Woman's honor is nice as ermine; it will not bear a soil.”
  • Daniel Webster
    “When the spotless ermine of the judicial robe fell on John Jay, it touched nothing less spotless than itself.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. Ermin, L. Armenius,


In literature:

There is an ermine pennon, and the foremost knight hath a circlet on his helm.
"The White Lady of Hazelwood" by Emily Sarah Holt
I will tell you a story about the Ermine.
"Charley's Museum" by Unknown
It seemed as if old Quebec would never throw off her ermine mantle.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Rich Tartars dress in cloth of gold and silks, with skins of the sable, the ermine, and other animals.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
An ermine robe that covers a leper does not make him a king, but the royal robe at last breathes leprosy.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
This species was probably the little ermine, eight or nine inches long, with tail about five inches.
"Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers" by John Burroughs
The ermine is another instance of this.
"Peeps at Many Lands: Norway" by A.F. Mockler-Ferryman
Harold tried to struggle, but his attempt was futile as that of a sparrow in the jaws of the little ermine.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
The ermine, like other species of its genus, has the faculty of ejecting a fluid of a strong musky odour.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Ermine, an, a modest woman compared to, 73.
"Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

In poetry:

Christ in his blood will wash thy sins away,
And bleach thee whiter than the driven snow —
Though they do now a scarlet hue display,
Yet Christ shall make them white as ermine show.
"An Excellent Consolation To The Sad Soul Against Despair" by Rees Prichard
He thinks upon his youthful pride,
When in his ermined cloak of snow,
Upon his war-horse, stout and staunch—
The cataract-crested avalanche—
He thundered on the rocks below,
With his warriors at his side.
"The Year-King" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
In her ermine cloak of state
She sitteth at the gate
Of some winter-prisoned princess in her palace by the Po;
Who dares not to come forth
Till back unto the North
Flies the beautiful besieger—the Spirit of the Snow.
"The Spirit Of The Snow" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
One hand o' the dead king liveth (e'en so him seemeth)
On the purple robe, on the ermine that folds his breast
Cold, very cold. Yet e'en at that pass esteemeth
The king, it were sweet if she kissed the place of its rest.
"The Sleep of Sigismund" by Jean Ingelow
You've worn the judge's ermined robe;
You've taught your name to half the globe;
You've sung mankind a deathless strain;
You've made the dead past live again:
The world may call you what it will,
But you and I are Joe and Bill.
"Bill and Joe" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The world is asleep! All hushed is Nature's warm, sweet breath.
The world is asleep, and dreaming the silent dream of snow,
But through the silence that seems like the silence of death,
Under their shroud of ermine, the souls of the roses glow.
"A Dream Of Spring" by Marietta Holley

In news:

2012 Rebel Man Sprint Triathlon honors Kevser Ermin .
A bike ride will start at the Lyceum on Sunday at 2:17 pm in memory of Kevser Ermin who was struck down by a car while riding her bike on Old Sardis Road one year ago.
Memorial ride set Sunday for Ermin .
Ermine Brings $1.3 Million at Keeneland.
Ermine in the Keeneland barn area prior to selling for $1.3 million on Nov 3.
Ermine , winner of the 2007 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr.
During the Korean War, the US Government drafted Paynesville farmboy Ermin Albrecht, who served his country in the airborne infantry, better known as paratroopers.
Bark beetles and old age have damaged Leonardo da Vinci 's 15th-century painting "Lady with an Ermine," but the masterpiece is still holding up well, according to a conservationist at the Polish museum where it is displayed.
You wear ermine & a silly hat, get treated really well in restaurants and upgraded at the airport.
Snowy white in winter, ermines constantly seek food.
LAKE PLACID — The Lawrence family of Lake Placid has been getting a relatively rare treat this winter as an ermine has visited their property several times.
In Alaska we have two varieties of weasels - or ermines.
Her parents were the late Herman and Ermine Hensley.
Last fall's death of cyclist Kevser Ermin on Highway 314 is apparently a closed case, but News Editor Jonathan Scott still has questions about the incident.
Ermine Leads Go For Wand Field.

In science:

As a result, the rate in the general field of space is poorly det ermined from Evans’ data.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
For finitely many indet erminates, the algorithm always terminates in the commutative case (by Dickson’s Lemma); in the noncommutative setting, this cannot be guaranteed in general.
Symbolic Analysis for Boundary Problems: From Rewriting to Parametrized Gr\"obner Bases
Furthermore, multivariate complexity analysis might offer a way to tackle the PO S S I BL E W INNER problem for voting systems for which the “normal” winner det ermination is already NP-hard.
Towards a Dichotomy for the Possible Winner Problem in Elections Based on Scoring Rules