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  • n. Plural form of foumart.

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Examples

  • They stayed stubbornly, but we had weight against them and the advantage of the little brae, and by-and-by we pinned them, like foumarts, against the stones.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • After surveying his ancestors 'portraits we adjourned to the hall, which was furnished with battle-axes, Jethart spears, basket-hilted swords, maces, salmon leisters, masks of otters and foumarts, foxes and badgers, and all the various trophies of Border sport and warfare of old time.

    Border Ghost Stories

  • Stoats, foumarts, polecats, _et id genus omne_, are becoming scarcer every year; although the writer was recently told of a marten-cat — probably the Pine-marten

    Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood Historical, Anecdotal, Physiographical, and Archaeological, with Other Matter

  • Hudson [Footnote: The real name of this veteran sportsman is now restored.] the keeper, and sicken a day as we had wi 'the foumarts and the tods, and sicken a blythe gae-down as we had again e'en!

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Complete

  • Lord, man, he sent Tam Hudson [Footnote: The real name of this veteran sportsman is now restored.] the keeper, and sicken a day as we had wi 'the foumarts and the tods, and sicken a blythe gae-down as we had again e'en!

    Guy Mannering — Complete

  • "Troth has he," answered Cuddie; "and his een were open and his brow bent, and his teeth clenched thegither, like the jaws of a trap for foumarts when the spring's doun -- I was amaist feared to look at him; however, I thought to hae turn about wi 'him, and sae I e'en riped his pouches, as he had dune mony an honester man's; and here's your ain siller again (or your uncle's, which is the same) that he got at Milnwood that unlucky night that made us a' sodgers thegither."

    Old Mortality, Complete

  • Let me tell you that in the house of Heathknowes we harbour neither burrowing rats nor creepin 'foumarts, nor any manner of unclean beasts -- and as for a lawvier, if lawvier ye be, ye are the first o' your breed to enter here, and if my sons hear ye talkin 'o' harbourin '-- certes, ye stand a chance to gang oot the door wi' your feet foremost! "

    The Dew of Their Youth

  • Hudson11 the keeper, and sicken a day as we had wi’ the foumarts and the tods, and sicken a blythe gae-down as we had again e’en!

    Guy Mannering

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