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[kuh-lin-skee] /kəˈlɪn ski/
noun, plural kolinskies.
an Asian mink, Mustela sibirica, having buff or tawny fur.
the fur of such an animal.
Origin of kolinsky
1850-55; perhaps alteration of Russian kolonkí, plural of kolonók kolinsky ≪ Evenki (NW dialects) xoloŋgō Unabridged
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  • kolinsky smiled at the other's undisguised astonishment that he would admit so much.

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  • kolinsky, how long have you been a member of the White Police?

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  • kolinsky, you know what will happen should you desert us when once in Krovitch?

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  • Finally in desperation the sub-chief had demanded that kolinsky furnish a more practical scheme.

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  • kolinsky, with a sphynx-like face, sat gazing steadily at a point on the floor slightly beyond his extended feet.

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  • kolinsky, with leisurely indulgence, looked up while the sneering smile deepened the lines about his mouth.

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  • kolinsky shifted his chair close to that of the other man to whisper long and earnestly in his ear.

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  • kolinsky's tone of voice echoed the other's, whose hand was held out hesitatingly across the table for the papers.

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British Dictionary definitions for kolinsky


noun (pl) -skies
any of various Asian minks, esp Mustela sibirica of Siberia
the rich tawny fur of this animal
Word Origin
C19: from Russian kolinski of Kola: see Kola Peninsula
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