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  • n. Plural form of herm.

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Examples

  • Most fall into one of three basic groups, which Brown University biologist Anne Fausto-Sterling has dubbed herms, ferms and merms.

    Gender Limbo

  • When the ships had been supplied and were on the verge of sailing, almost all the city's boundary markers, called herms, statues of the face and phallus of the god Hermes, were mutilated in a single night.

    Socrates

  • The ancestral cupboards containing the wax masks of the Livius Drusus ancestors were all perfectly kept up, of course; painted pedestals called herms because they were adorned with erect male genitalia supported busts of ancestors, or gods, or mythical women, or Greek philosophers, all exquisitely painted to appear real.

    The First Man in Rome

  • Oh well, I like trannies and herms:- But how or where can a cute guy like me meet or date them, hypothetically speaking?

    JULIA SERANO EXPLAINS HOW HER PENIS THREATENS TO UNDO GENDER » Sociological Images

  • He strode into an exquisitely furnished room, its walls glowing with frescoes, its plinths and herms of beautiful marbles.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • So she went away and put together a small pot filled with healing herms, a horn that she used in tending sick people, a little knife, and a calabash containing deer fat; and, hiding these about her, she took leave of her father and mother and started across the mountains by the side of her husband.

    The Orange Fairy Book

  • He left a huge gap, a whole grove of empty plinths with his name obliterated from each, herms with their genitalia hammered off.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • She was not unfamiliar with the sexual anatomy of male and female, for both were everywhere in every house; the genitalia upon the herms, the lamps, the pedestals of tables, even some of the paintings on the walls.

    The Grass Crown

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