• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ermines (Her) See Note under Ermine n., 4.
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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.
    • n ermines In heraldry, a fur of a black ground with white spots (sable. spots argent): the reverse of ermine. Also called counter-ermine, contre-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.”


In literature:

That was a little wrap of ermine.
"The Butterfly House" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Let the braves creep through the mist of the morning like the lynx seeking the ermine.
"Heralds of Empire" by Agnes C. Laut
Cumberland House is the centre of the greatest breeding grounds for muskrat, mink, and ermine.
"The Drama of the Forests" by Arthur Heming
They are clothed in velvet, and warm in their furs and their ermines, while we are covered with rags.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The white stoat may be said to exactly resemble the ermine.
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
Beryl, thrilled by the ermine and the gleaming brooch, did not care a fig about the cathedrals but sat back in a rapture of speculation.
"Red-Robin" by Jane Abbott
That fur cloak looks like an ermine robe on her.
"Six to Sixteen" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Hodgson remarks that the Ermine is common in Thibet, where the skins enter largely into the peltry trade with China.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
In winter she drives in tandem, with large ermine sleigh-robes.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
A scarf of ermine is worn over the shoulders, and tied at the left side.
"Home Pastimes; or Tableaux Vivants" by James H. Head

In poetry:

Strips thee o' thy robes o' ermin,
(Emblems o' thy spotless life)
And in war's grim look alarmin
Arms thee wi' the murd'rers knife!
"The Waes O' War : Or The Upshot Of The History O' Will And Jean. In Four Parts" by Hector MacNeill
Until disturbed by horses' trample,
Bearing the homeward gay,
Who, sleek and warm, with ermines ample,
And glittering diamond spray.
"Two Visions" by Alfred Austin
Your head is as tiny as mine
The nearby sea reigns with spring
Over the summers of your fragile form
And here one burns bundles of ermine.
"The Season Of Loves" by Paul Eluard
Hides it 'neath ermined robes, which she
Hath borrowed from some wintry quean,
Instead of dancing on the green—
A village maiden fair and free.
"To June. Written After An Ungenial May" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
And Marshall in his ermine white as snow,
Wise, learned and profound Fame loves to draw,
His noble function on the Bench to show
That Reason is the Law.
"Arms And The Man - Heroes And Statesmen" by James Barron Hope
The Earth, a leper foul with scars and sores,
Lay naked in most hideous plight,
When Boreas flung down his ermined robe
And hid from men the sick'ning sight!
"Quatrains" by James Edwin Campbell

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