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Ermines \Er"mines\, n., Erminois \Er"min*ois\, n.(Her.) See Note under Ermine, n., 4.


n. (plural of ermine English)

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Winter did not daunt him, and when the snows came and the foxes and ermines turned their coats to snowiest white, he was one of the rare ones who continued to go out, he and his piebald pony, a shaggy beast as gay in its coat as the city with its painting, looking out on the icy world through a shag of yellow mane and forelock that let all the world wonder whether there was a horse within it.