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" A white earth near the surface of the ground, a certain sign or indication of iron ore or iron stone. Staff. MINEVER. The fur of the ermine mixed with that of the small weasel. The white stoat is called a minifer in Norfolk. MING. (1) To mind or observe.... "
A Dictionary of Archaic & Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs ... - Page 544
by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - 1852
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The plays of Philip Massinger: adapted for family reading, and the ..., Volume 2

Philip Massinger - 1830
...sometimes A dainty miniver cap1, a silver pin 1 A miniver cap.] Miniver, as I learn from Cotgrave, is the fur of the ermine mixed with that of the small weasel, (menu fair,) called gris or gray. In the days of our author, and indeed long before, the use of furs...
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The plays of Philip Massinger, adapted for family reading and the ..., Volume 2

Philip Massinger - 1830
...sometimes A dainty miniver cap1, a silver pin 1 A miniver cap.'] Miniver, as I learn from Cotgrave, is the fur of the ermine mixed with that of the small weasel, (menu vair,) called gris or gray. In the days of our author, and indeed long before, the use of furs...
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Plays: Adapted for Family Reading, and the Use of Young Persons ..., Volume 2

Philip Massinger - 1830
...sometimes A dainty miniver cap ', a silver pin ' A miniver cap.] Miniver, as I learn from Cotgrave, is the fur of the ermine mixed with that of the small weasel, (menu vair,) called gris or gray, in the days of our author, and indeed long before, the use of furs...
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The dramatic works of Massinger and Ford, with an intr. by H. Coleridge. [2 ...

Philip Massinger, John Ford - 1840
...The Old Law," act iv. scene 1.), a cant term for a harlot Micher, lurker Minirer cap, a cap made of the fur of the ermine mixed with that of the small weasel Mittrest ; I would call her mistress, ( ' ' The Unnat Combat, " act Í v. scene 1.) ; As if the mistresses...
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Things not generally known, familiarly explained

John Timbs - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1856 - 247 pages
...once a native of Britain. OLDEN FURS. In the domestic history of the manners of past ages minever is the fur of the ermine mixed with that of the small weasel (menervir), called " gris or grey" (Cotgrave). The nobility had their caps of ermine and sable ; the...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott: Bart

Walter Scott - 1866 - 740 pages
...I praise their venturous part, "YYho tamper with, such dangerous art. > Jewels — Hallitrcll. • The fur of the ermine mixed with that of the small weasel. The white stoat is called a minlfcr in Norfolk. — HultiwcH. d Popular belief, though contrary to the doctrines of the church,...
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Etymologisches woerterbuch der englischen sprache

Eduard Mueller (of Coethen.) - English language - 1878
...magister mit zwiefachem komparativsuffix Bopp V. Gr. 2, 33. Miniver grauwerk; Hai. 555 minever: the für of the ermine mixed with that of the small weasel. The white stoat is called a minifer in Norfolk; auch meniver geschrieben, bei Levins miniuer; es ist das fr. menii vair, altfr. meuuver, menuveir,...
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An Illustrated Dictionary of Words Used in Art and Archaeology: Explaining ...

John William Mollett - Archaeology - 1883 - 350 pages
...ermine with minute spots of black in it — minuíiis varías — in lieu of the complete tails ; or (3) the fur of the ermine mixed with that of the small weasel. (Consult Planches Cyclopadia; see also VAIR.) Miniature. Literally, a painting executed in minium (vermilion)....
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Sammlung englischer Denkmäler in kritischen Ausgaben, Volume 5

English language - 1885
...minute spots of black in it ('minutus varius') in lieu of the complete tails, and by a third glossarint, "the fur of the ermine mixed with that of the small weasel", — the identical arranrjcment A am ,n,iiufd to believe, which constituted vair. according to Guillaume le...
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A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words: Obsolete Phrases ..., Volume 2

English language - 1901
...call their mothers," Floiio, p. 297. Mother ofmee, Hoffman, 1631. MINE-EARTH. A white earth nearthe surface of the ground, a certain sign or indication...mingle. To ming bread, to knead it. East. Hys sorow mpn^.vdalle hys mode, Whan the corps In armys he hente. MS. Harl. 2252, f. 13*. MINGE. To mention....
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