Hermite

(2 syl.). Tristrem V Hermite or Sir Tristan V Ermite. Provostmarshal of Louis XI. He was the main instrument in carrying into effect the nefarious schemes of his wily master, who used to call him his gossip. (1405-1493.) Sir Walter Scott introduces him in Anne of Gierstein, and again in Quentin Durward.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Hermite from Fact Monster:

  • hermit - hermit hermit [Gr.,=desert], one who lives in solitude, especially from ascetic motives. Hermits ...
  • Charles Hermite - Hermite, Charles Hermite, Charles , 1822–1901, French mathematician. A professor at the ...
  • hermit crab - hermit crab hermit crab, a crustacean distinguished from true crabs by its long, soft, spirally ...
  • Peter the Hermit - Peter the Hermit Peter the Hermit, c.1050–1115, French religious leader. In 1095 he was a ...
  • What Do These People Do? - What Do These People Do? Geisha, gaffer, guru — what do they do? Do cowpunchers jab cows? Do ...

Related Content