Pismire

  • 1 Pismire — can refer to:* Pismire Island in Lake Michigan * Archaic term for an ant …

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  • 2 Pismire — Pis mire, n. [Piss + mire; so called because it discharges a moisture vulgarly considered urine. See {Mire} an ant.] (Zo[ o]l.) An ant, or emmet. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 pismire — (n.) late 14c., from pyss urine (said to be in reference to the acrid smell of an anthill) + mire an ant, probably from O.N. maurr ant, perhaps distantly connected with Gk. myrmex, L. formica ant. Cf. pissant, also early Du. mierseycke (from… …

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  • 4 pismire — [pis′mīr΄, piz′mīr΄] n. [ME pissemire < pisse, urine + mire, ant (< Scand, as in Dan myre, Swed myra < IE base * morwi , ant > L formica): from the odor of formic acid, discharged by ants] Archaic an ant …

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  • 5 pismire — noun Etymology: Middle English pissemire, from pisse urine + mire ant, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse maurr ant; akin to Latin formica ant, Greek myrmēx Date: 14th century ant …

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  • 6 pismire — /pis muyeur , piz /, n. an ant. [1350 1400; ME pissemyre, equiv. to pisse to urinate + obs. mire ant, perh. < Scand (cf. Dan myre, Sw myra), c. D mier; pejorative name from stench of formic acid proper to ants] * * * …

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  • 7 pismire — noun /ˈpɪsmaɪə/ An ant …

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  • 8 pismire — pɪzmaɪə(r) / pɪs n. ant, type of small insect that lives in large colonies …

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  • 9 pismire — [ pɪsmʌɪə] noun archaic an ant. Origin ME: from piss (alluding to the smell of an anthill) + obs. mire ant …

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  • 10 pismire — n. Ant, emmet …

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  • 11 pismire — pis·mire …

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  • 12 pismire — pis•mire [[t]ˈpɪsˌmaɪər, ˈpɪz [/t]] n. ent an ant • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME pissemyre=pisse(n) to urinate +myre ant, perh. < Scand (cf. Dan myre, Sw myra), c. D mier; from stench of formic acid proper to ants …

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  • 13 pismire —   n. dialect or archaic, ant …

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  • 14 pismire — n. dial. an ant. Etymology: ME f. PISS (from smell of anthill) + obs. mire ant …

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  • 15 Pismire Island — is a small island in Lake Michigan of approximately 2.5 acres (0.01 km²) in size. It is part of the Beaver Island archipelago, the Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuge, and the Michigan Islands Wilderness Area. It is managed by the U.S. Fish …

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  • 16 Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuge — IUCN Category Ib (Wilderness Area) Location Lake Michigan: Gull, Hat, Pismire, and Shoe islands Lake Huron …

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  • 17 Michigan Islands Wilderness Area — Michigan Islands Wilderness Area, a relatively small wilderness area of 12.5 acres (0.05 sq. km.), consists of Pismire Island, Scarecrow Island, and Shoe Island within the Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuge. These three islands, which… …

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  • 18 Beaver Island (Charlevoix County, Michigan) — Vorlage:Infobox Insel/Wartung/Höhe fehlt Beaver Island Die Iron Ore Bay am Südende von Beaver Island Gewässer …

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  • 19 Stylistics (linguistics) — Stylistics is the study of varieties of language whose properties position that language in . For example, the language of advertising, politics, religion, individual authors, etc., or the language of a period in time, all are used distinctively… …

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  • 20 Beaver Island (Lake Michigan) — Beaver Island is the largest island in Lake Michigan and part of the Beaver Island archipelago. Once home to a unique American monarchy, the island is now a popular tourist and vacation destination.Beaver is thirteen miles (19 km) long, three to… …

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