from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A new-born baby harp or grey seal before its fur becomes grey, normally around 12 days old.
- n. A laboratory scientist.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The skin of a newborn seal; also, the seal itself.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A young harp-seal; any seal-pup or very young seal whose coat is white.
A baby whitecoat is also the first thing you see on the society's web site (which, as you might expect, simply regurgitates propaganda from the radical International Fund for Animal Welfare).
Their website and logo still show the newborn "whitecoat" seals (you know, the really, really "cute" ones), and their spokespeople say "baby seals" are being killed:
Russian government ministers have announced a complete ban on the hunt for "whitecoat" harp seals (pups up to about 11 days old) as the first step in an agreement to end the killing of all baby seals in Russia.
(Moscow, Russia - 27 February 2009) - Russian ministers announced a complete ban on the hunt for 'whitecoat' harp seals (pups up to about 11 days old) as the first step in an agreement to end the killing of all baby seals.
These cells are sent to the labs where the whitecoat bods do their genetic thing.
And sometimes a whitecoat with a bandage on his nose takes me into the bathroom and twists my arm behind my back and hurts me and I pray for the darkness to swallow me up again…
As my eyes traveled around the big room, my glance inadvertently met that of the whitecoat sitting by the door, who had just looked up from his magazine.
And as for how that whitecoat used to take me into the bathroom and beat me up when I was drugged and helpless, somehow none of that ever made it into the records, even though one of the doctors caught him in the act.
When I was as sure as I could be that my absence would not be noted by the whitecoat, I returned to the chess table in the corner of the room, which was close enough to the curtains that I could smell the dust and see the faint, slightly lighter stripes where the old purple velvet had faded lengthwise along the pleats.
When the whitecoat got up to see to her, I slipped behind the curtain and flattened myself against the wall.