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Stoat Heraldry

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Before and After: See Animals Change Their Coats for Winter
Snow-white coats serve as camouflage for animals like the Arctic hare, as well as the stoat, which is also called an ermine (pictured above in its signature winter wear).
An Heraldic Snail
I visited Grödinge church south of Stockholm for the first time Thursday. The occasion was my great aunt Märta's funeral, an event which, though of course sombre, cannot be called tragic.
Natural world words removed from children's dictionary for computer and
The new edition of the Oxford Junior dictionary has deleted a whole host of words, many of them related to the natural world and the environment to make room for technological terms.
Great Works: Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani (The Lady with an Ermine) 1489-90
The familiar name of this painting tells us that this rampant, heraldic-looking creature is an ermine – which is, of course, a stoat in its white winter jacket.
Three In One: Scans of Da Vinci Painting Reveal Two Other Works
Central to the composition is the ermine (also known as a stoat) she cradles in her arms. Associated with purity and moderation, ermine pelts were often used to trim royal garments and are still used in modern-day heraldry.

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