ermined


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ermined

(ˈɜːmɪnd)
adj
(Clothing & Fashion) clad in the fur of the ermine
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We went on climbing, higher and higher, and curving hither and thither, in the shade of noble woods, and with a rich variety and profusion of wild flowers all about us; and glimpses of rounded grassy backbones below us occupied by trim chalets and nibbling sheep, and other glimpses of far lower altitudes, where distance diminished the chalets to toys and obliterated the sheep altogether; and every now and then some ermined monarch of the Alps swung magnificently into view for a moment, then drifted past an intervening spur and disappeared again.
Nichols is always hilarious, effortlessly never less than top class, clearly enjoying (as do we) the arthritic amorality of his Alderman Fitzwarren, ermined, mercenary and ever so slightly kiffed.
The Establishment's old excuse that there is more to being an unelected law maker than speaking in the gilded chamber of the House of Lords has worn thin as 73 of the ermined silent, including 17 picking up PS400,000 between them, have never sat on a committee or tabled a written question.
Those behind the abandonment of principle did very well out of ruthless control; many going "Westmins t e r native"by becoming filthy rich and shunning socialism and a chosen number 'elevated' to sit in ermined splendour in the epitome of inequality and democratic insult, the anachronistic House of Lords.
The bowing, the scraping, the flummery, the deferential silence for Her Majesty's brief oration from her throne in a House of Lords crowded with ermined peers.
Out of the side-door, an ermined puppet progressing weightless along the bench, head held at an angle, an arm swinging, the other crooked under cloth and gloves, trailing a wake of subtlety, of secret powers, age: an Elizabethan shadow gliding across the arras.
And Prime Minister Dave is preparing for a new batch of 50 or so of his mates to get ermined up.
Based on t he result s st ructure-activity relationship (SAR) was det ermined.
The US, with its much larger population, manages with 100 senators and 435 in their House of Representatives, as against 650 MPs here, as well as those ermined clowns across the Westminster corridor.