American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A northern Eurasian mink (Mustela siberica) having a dark brown coat with tawny markings.
- n. The fur of this animal.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The chorok, red sable, or Siberian mink, Putorius sibiricus, about 15 inches long, with a bushy tail 8 or 10 inches long, the fur uniformly buff or tawny, somewhat paler below, varied with black and white on the head. The fur is known as Tatar sable; it is usually dyed to imitate other kinds. The tail is used for artists' pencils. The Tatar name is kulon.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Among furriers, any of several Asiatic minks; esp., Putorius sibiricus, the yellowish brown pelt of which is valued, esp. for the tail, used for making artists' brushes. Trade names for the fur are
red sableand Tatar sable.
- Russian колонки (kolonkí). (Wiktionary)
- Russian kolinskiĭ, of Kola, from Kola, Kola Peninsula. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I have a sketch box of cake watercolors that has been with me for 12 odd years... along with it a pair of compact kolinsky sable brushes.”
“You need brushes that are made of real hair (usually squirrel, pony, goat, weasel, sable, or kolinsky hair), as well as synthetic brushes (nylon or taklon).”
“Cora had a Hudson seal coat now, with a great kolinsky collar.”
“You saw him, too, in the Pompeian room at the Congress Hotel of a Saturday afternoon when doubtful and roving-eyed matrons in kolinsky capes are wont to congregate to sip pale amber drinks.”
“Pompeiian room at the Congress Hotel of a Saturday afternoon when doubtful and roving-eyed matrons in kolinsky capes are wont to congregate to sip pale amber drinks.”
“By the time the limousine swung under the _porte-cochère_ Lana was down and waiting; Mrs. Stanton came hurrying after, ready to defy a January midnight in a cocoon of kolinsky.”
“Do you know that, too -- about, well, for instance kolinsky, and nutria, and Russian sable? ”
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