When recounting her trip to her friend Glen (marten Holder Weiner), Sally summed up her visit to Manhattan in one word: “Dirty.”
Otherwise the marten are as well furred and as rich and deep in color as the far-famed Labrador ones.
However, he is even livelier in the trees than is Spite the marten.
Coon would carry him away, so would fox or wildcat, and a marten would not come into the building by night.
Not long after the marten came by on the look out for his supper.
At this the man was very indignant, and so they arranged to punish the marten.
The marten laughed and answered: 'Did you ever hear anything so strange?
His bed was in an attic, next door to his big cousin marten's room.
October 10th we began to set traps for marten, ermine and wolf.
Farther north the marten have longer fur, but not finer than you will find here, so that they bring just as good prices.
mid-13c., "skin or fur of the marten," from Old French martrine "marten fur," noun use of fem. adjective martrin "of or pertaining to the marten," from martre "marten," from Frankish *martar or some other Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *marthuz (cf. Old Saxon marthrin "of or pertaining to the marten," Old Frisian merth, Middle Dutch maerter, Dutch marter, Old High German mardar, German Marder, Old English mearþ, Old Norse mörðr "marten"), probably from PIE *martu- "bride," perhaps on some fancied resemblance, or else a Germanic euphemism for the real name of the animal, which might have been taboo.
In Middle English the animal itself typically was called marter, directly from Old French martre, but marten took over this sense in English c.1400.