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  Ermine - Mustela erminea
Ermines may make their dens in the roots of trees farther south, but there are no trees on the tundra.
In the spring and summer the ermine's coat is chocolate brown with a white underbelly and a fl tip on the tail.
The ermine's flexible spine allows it to do the "marten run" in which the hind feet are tucked in by the front feet, causing the back to arch, and then extended.
www.blueplanetbiomes.org /ermine.htm   (724 words)

  Ermine - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
of the temperate and Ermine or Stoat (Putorius ermineus).
The winter coat of the ermine forms one of the most valuable of commercial furs, and is imported in enormous quantities from Norway, Sweden, Russia and Siberia.
the wearing of ermine was restricted to members of the royal family; but it now enters into almost all state robes, the rank and position of the wearer being in many cases indicated by the presence or absence, and the disposition, of the fl spots.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Ermine   (442 words)

 Winter weasel watch
During winter, the ermine or short-tailed weasel (Mustela erminea) sheds its dark brown coat and replaces it with an all-white covering, except for a fl tip on the tail and a hint of fl on the nose.
The ermine's cold-weather covering is valued highly by trappers, and the fl-tipped tails have long been part of the traditional trim on garments worn by kings and queens.
Featherweights of the mammal kingdom, the ermine weighs in at a slight 1 7/8 to 6 3/8 ounces.
www.wnrmag.com /stories/1997/feb97/ermine.htm   (552 words)

 ChristStory Ermine Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Because of its white coloring, the ermine is a symbol of moral purity and innocence.
Because its coat turns brown in the summer, the white ermine seems to die in the spring and be reborn in the winter.
In the past, the ermine was believed to be an amphibious creature which preferred death to the soiling of its fur.
ww2.netnitco.net /users/legend01/ermine.htm   (235 words)

 ADW: Mustela erminea: Information
Ermine prefer riparian woodlands, marshes, shrubby fencerows, and open areas adjacent to forests or shrub borders.
Ermine line their nests with dry vegetation, and fur and feathers from prey.
Ermine investigate every hole and crevice, often stopping to survey their surroundings by raising their heads and standing upright on their hindlegs.
animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu /site/accounts/information/Mustela_erminea.html   (1220 words)

Ermine is the fur of an animal also called ermine (Mustela erminea), of the weasel family, commonly found in Northern Eurasia.
Its appearance is a white field with a regular pattern or semy of ermine spots.
Originally, Pierre "Mauclerc" de Dreux (died 1250), second son of Robert de Dreux and grandson of Louis VI of France, differenced the arms of his father (chequy or and azure a bordure gules) with a quarter ermine, which was a common mark of cadency until the 14th c.
www.heraldica.org /topics/ermine.htm   (487 words)

 SUNY-ESF: Adirondack Ecological Center
An ermine often has several nests that may be underground, within or under hollow logs, rock piles, and walls, and buildings such as old barns or sheds.
Ermine kill prey by biting the base of the skull, and when attacking larger prey, cling to the struggling victim with both front and hind limbs.
Ermine swim and climb well, but spend most of their time on the ground where they move by bounding, covering 50 cm (20 in) with each bound, or by running.
www.esf.edu /aec/adks/mammals/ermine.htm   (1040 words)

 Leonardo DaVinci
The entire background was darkened, her dress below the ermine was retouched and a transparent veil being worn by the woman was repainted to match the colour of her hair.
Firstly, the ermine was used as a heraldic figure by Ludovico, it appeared on his coat of arms.
The ermine is related to the Russian sable, an animal whose fur is used for the manufacture of very high-quality modern brushes.
www.lairweb.org.nz /leonardo/ermine.html   (880 words)

 The Ermine
The ermine is depicted in heraldic symbols, royal gowns, and in significant portraits of the Renaissance.
The ermine, classified as Mustela erminea, is of the weasel family, and is commonly found in Canada and Northern Europe.
For William Segar, the ermine was a way to convey a new image for his beloved Queen, a message that would echo throughout her kingdom.
f01.middlebury.edu /FS010A/STUDENTS/n075.htm   (1422 words)

Ermine have the typical weasel form: long body, short legs, long neck supporting a triangular head, slightly protruding round ears, bright fl eyes, and long whiskers.
Ermine investigate every hole and crevice, often stopping to survey their surroundings by raising their heads and standing upright on their hindlegs.
Ermine line their nests with dry vegetation, and fur and feathers from prey.
www.angelfire.com /empire/zooempire/ermine.html   (883 words)

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Ermine also gets great stamina influence from Bold Ruler and Majestic Prince - both fourth generation stallions on the dam's side, and she is 5x5 to the legendary stallions Buckpasser and Raise a Native.
It appears as though Ermine possesses a nice mix of qualities from both sides of her family, acquiring her tactical speed from her sire Exchange Rate and her ability to get a route of ground from the Seattle Slew broodmare sire lineage.
Although she is a filly that is slight in build, Ermine has relatively been unchallenged since stretching out around two turns, and there is nothing that suggests that she will not be able to handle the additional sixteenth of a mile in the Oaks.
www.kentuckyoaks.com /2006/oaks_coverage/oaks_entrants/ermine   (1322 words)

 Ermine or Short-tailed Weasel Printout- EnchantedLearning.com
Short-tailed Weasels (also known as ermine or stoat) are small, furry mammals that are excellent hunters.
Habitat and Range: Ermine or Short-tailed Weasels live in the Arctic tundra of North America and Europe.
Ermines are about 10 inches (25 cm) long, plus a tail up to 3 inches (8 cm) long; they can weigh up to 7 ounces (200 g).
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/mammals/weasel/Ermineprintout.shtml   (284 words)

 BioKIDS - Kids' Inquiry of Diverse Species, Critter Catalog, Mustela erminea, ermine
Ermine prefer woodlands near rivers, marshes, shrubby fencerows, and open areas adjacent to forests or shrub borders.
Ermine are important predators on small mammal communities in the ecosystems in which they live.
Ermine are not considered threatened or endangered, although hunting pressure in some areas may impact populations severely.
www.biokids.umich.edu /critters/Mustela_erminea   (1199 words)

 Ermine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Rodents and rabbits are the ermine's main diet, but it will also kill and eat other mammals -- including some bigger than itself -- as well as birds, eggs, fish and insects.
At the beginning of winter, in the northern part of its range, the ermine loses its dark fur and grows a pure white coat, only the fl tail tip remaining.
Ermines produce a litter of 3 to 7 young in April or May. The male assists in caring for and feeding the young, which are helpless at birth.
www.mbgnet.net /sets/taiga/animals/ermine.htm   (185 words)

 Cokemachineglow.com : Ermine: The Murra
Ermine was more than the sum of previously disconnected parts; with such a short incubation period, this trio was amazingly tight.
Back then, Ermine was pushing outwards, a young band giddy with possibility, and falling into, though not actively scouting, the trails blazed by prog and chop-genre superstars.
Bungle (it’s a long, painful list), their studio techniques, 180 turns, and random interruptions are built into the structure of their songs, and cosmetically and artistically (if not always emotionally) make sense.
www.cokemachineglow.com /reviews/ermine_murra2006.html   (1231 words)

 Ermine and Least Weasel - Department of Environment - Government of Yukon
Both least weasels and ermine range throughout the Yukon, avoiding the depths of mature forests and preferring instead to sniff and snoop in forest edges, meadows, brushy areas, marshes, bogs, and tundra.
Ermine fur is used both locally for parka and slipper trim, and exported to Europe where it is dyed and made into jackets and coats.
A Yukon ermine was seen in 1969 on ice-free terrain in the St. Elias Mountains, separated from its usual haunts by miles of ice and rock.
www.environmentyukon.gov.yk.ca /weasel.html   (2083 words)

 Christmas Meditation on the Symbolism of Ermine as Purity and Innocence by Marian Therese Horvat @ TraditionInAction.org
Because of its pure white fur the ermine became a symbol of moral purity and innocence.
Obviously, the purity, innocence, and nobility of the ermine is symbolized in its highest degree in the Christ Child, the most pure and noble of all beings.
For this reason, the ermine’s fur was attached to the robes and cloaks of royalty, nobles and dignitaries, including the Princes of the Roman Catholic Church, as a reminder of the valor, justice and dignity their offices require in motive, discipline, behavior and teaching.
www.traditioninaction.org /religious/a012rp.ErmineChristmas2003htm.html   (1007 words)

 Ermine - definition from Biology-Online.org
The fur of the ermine, as prepared for ornamenting garments of royalty, etc, by having the tips of the tails, which are fl, arranged at regular intervals throughout the white.
Ermines is the reverse of ermine, being fl, spotted or timbered with argent.
Erminois is the same as ermine, except that or is substituted for argent.
biology-online.org /dictionary/Ermine   (281 words)

 Ermine - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Ermine, name given to various species of weasel, particularly during the winter season, when the fur of individuals inhabiting colder latitudes is...
I go among the fields and catch a glimpse of a stoat or a fieldmouse peeping out of the withered grass—The creature hath a purpose and its eyes are...
- fur of ermine: the white fur of an ermine, once valued as a symbol of wealth, nobility, or high rank
ca.encarta.msn.com /Ermine.html   (141 words)

 www.myspace.com/ermine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Like the name, Ermine’s music is hard to peg down, but is best described as post-prog rock, a cleaner, more concise spin on the traditional progressive school of song crafting.
Ermine’s meticulous methodology is evident on their sophomore album The Murra.
Ermine performs regularly around the maritimes, and is currently working on new material for release in 2007.
www.myspace.com /ermine   (1013 words)

Ermines prefer to live in areas along streams and creeks next to a woodland.
Although the Ermine lives mainly on the ground, they do climb trees and water doesn't deter them as they are good swimmers.
In the warm summertime, the back of the Ermine's fur is colored chestnut while the neck fur extending to the upper lip is ivory.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/arctic_wildlife/107666/1   (450 words)

 EB1526: Apple Ermine Moth
As an introduced (exotic) pest occurring only in the Northwest, apple ermine moth is a threat to the nursery industry—exporters of large quantities of apple planting stock.
Apple ermine moths overwinter as young larvae underneath the egg mass, which the female deposited on tree bark the previous summer.
Apple ermine moth egg mass at least a few weeks old {color varies from time eggs are laid to several weeks later), upper center.
cru.cahe.wsu.edu /CEPublications/eb1526/eb1526.html   (794 words)

 ermine - HighBeam Encyclopedia
ermine name for a number of northern species of weasel having white coats in winter, and highly prized for their white fur.
The fl-tipped tails are used in the United States as ornament, and in Europe they were used with the ermine of royal robes.
Find newspaper and magazine articles plus images and maps related to "ermine" at HighBeam.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-ermine.html   (222 words)

 Ermine - MiddleWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
In winter an ermine's fur turns white except for the tip of the tail which remains fl.
When the winter coats of ermines are sewn together the result is a white fur with fl spots spaced evenly throughout.
As this was an expensive type of fur (requiring so many of the small animals) it became indicative of wealth and nobility.
www.midrealm.org /wiki/index.php/Ermine   (93 words)

They are seen occasionally during daylight hours but are primarily nocturnal in activity.
Some ermine appropriate the burrows of mice or ground squirrels and adapt them for their own use.
The ermine’s diet consists primarily of mice, but they also prey upon cottontails, small hares, porcupines, squirrels, pikas, and rats.
www.nature.ca /notebooks/english/ermine.htm   (172 words)

 Ermine fur coat! 1930s couture opera jacket
1930’s Bell Sleeved Snow White Ermine Jacket With China Silk Lining This highly styled jacket dates to the early 1930’s and is made of snow white ermine pelts stitched in fine narrow lines, giving an almost scalloped appearance to the jacket throughout.
The jacket is fashioned with a full collar which rolls downward in its lapels with the bottom of the jacket having slightly more flared fullness as if it were a peplum.
This piece came from a most opulent estate where all of the pieces were very well cared for and this jacket is bar none the best ermine I have not only owned but seen.
www.antiqnet.com /detail,ermine-fur-coat,136342.html   (334 words)

 ermine — Infoplease.com
Ermine Street - Ermine Street, Saxon name for the Roman road in Britain that ran from London to Lincoln and York.
The Blotted Escutcheon and the Soiled Ermine - Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce 2 - The Crimson Candle The Ingenious Patriot - 4 The Blotted...
Ladies-in-waiting: blue-blooded beauties in sumptuous taffeta ballgowns, swathed in ermine and fox, look ready for their first hunt......
www.infoplease.com /ce6/sci/A0817608.html   (250 words)

 Leonardo da Vinci: Lady with an Ermine
Leonardo's Lady with an Ermine is one of the most important woks in all of Western art.
The ermine she holds, a weasel in its winter coat, is a highly valued creature, and here it provides the key to understanding the multiple layers of meaning conveyed by the portrait.
The ermine also refers to her character: according to legend, the ermine is too fastidious to dirty it fur.
www.wisdomportal.com /Stanford/LadyWithAnErmine.html   (795 words)

 Stephanie's Ermine Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The ermine is one of North America's smallest carnivores
The ermine is a brownish color with white underbelly during the summer and spring but during the fall and winter the ermine is white with a fl tip on the tail.
The ermine has very soft fur which is very valuable to man. One man made a fur coat out of 50 ermine skins and it was priced at $50,000!
www.northstar.k12.ak.us /schools/che/mammals/ermine.html   (243 words)

 Architectural Metalwork – Balustrades – Kenngott Staircases – UK
Ermine Engineering Company specialise in the provision and installation of high quality staircases, balustrades and all types of architectural metalwork.
As a result 75% of Ermine Engineering’s turnover is repeat business, and we have been asked to work on many prestigious projects and for important clients all over the UK…
Find out how Ermine Engineering can ensure that your next project is a resounding success...
www.ermineengineering.co.uk   (348 words)

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