Significado de pure merino en en Inglés

pure merino


  • 1inglés de Australia, inglés de Nueva Zelanda historical An early immigrant to Australia who had no convict origins.

    ‘pure merinos might boycott balls if the children of convicts were among the guests’
    • ‘The government printer censored the text, deleting, among other passages, a paragraph on the pure merinos.’
    • ‘Pure merinos prided themselves on having no 'taint' of convict blood.’
    • ‘The good guy, as described at one point in the film, is pure merino.’
    • ‘The 'Pure Merinos' agitated in vain during the 1850s for convict transportation to solve their labour problems.’
    • ‘As the son of a convict mother and a near-convict father, he had squirmed beneath the disdain of Pure Merinos.’
    • ‘The free settlers and their descendants regarded themselves as socially and morally superior to those who had arrived as felons, or whose parents had been felons; and they gloried in the sobriquets of "pure merinos" in order to ditinguish themselves from the criminally tainted "emancipists".’
    • ‘The 'exclusives' or the 'pure merinos' looked down on the ex-convicts.’
    • ‘They styled themselves 'pure merinos', and they were absolutely not prepared to admit an emancipist, whatever his merits, to their circle.’
    • ‘Free settlers, known as 'pure merinos', were outraged that ex-convicts, who still bore the stigma of bondage, should be treated as their equals.’
    • ‘The "pure merinos" and the wealthy emancipists were forced to bury their differences in order to defend common economic interests.’
    1. 1.1A member of a prominent family in Australian society.
      ‘only the pure merinos were fit to serve the troops’
      • ‘The term pure merino became a metaphor for colonial aristocracy.’
      • ‘He moved in circles in which he met only those young men who had benefited from their upbringing and were in effect accepted as pure merinos once removed.’
      • ‘The pure merinos pride themselves on being of the purest blood in the colony.’
      • ‘It was quite clear she wasn't from the rich landowning classes known as the Pure Merinos.’
      • ‘The Pure Merinos had invested their money in acquiring land.’
      • ‘Representatives of the 'pure merinos' and the leading urban entrepreneurs and professional men might be asked to dine with the Governor.’
      • ‘Those without the blue blood but with plenty of cash will pay what you ask and double, they're so desperate to be accepted by the pure merinos.’
      • ‘She was dancing every dance with other pure merinos.’
      • ‘Dull beyond conception, proud with the inordinate pride that rests on no basis, and resentful of the land which gave them their living, the pure merinos represented a cause which was dying.’
      • ‘On one occasion, a lady was invited to a ball, given by one of the 'aristocrats', but her husband was not considered sufficiently aristocratic to be admitted among the 'pure merinos', being only a clerk.’