[fɒks] or [fɑks]
(noun.) alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs.
(noun.) the Algonquian language of the Fox.
(noun.) a member of an Algonquian people formerly living west of Lake Michigan along the Fox River.
(noun.) English religious leader who founded the Society of Friends (1624-1691).
(noun.) English statesman who supported American independence and the French Revolution (1749-1806).
(noun.) the grey or reddish-brown fur of a fox.
(verb.) become discolored with, or as if with, mildew spots.
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(n.) A carnivorous animal of the genus Vulpes, family Canidae, of many species. The European fox (V. vulgaris or V. vulpes), the American red fox (V. fulvus), the American gray fox (V. Virginianus), and the arctic, white, or blue, fox (V. lagopus) are well-known species.
(n.) The European dragonet.
(n.) The fox shark or thrasher shark; -- called also sea fox. See Thrasher shark, under Shark.
(n.) A sly, cunning fellow.
(n.) Rope yarn twisted together, and rubbed with tar; -- used for seizings or mats.
(n.) A sword; -- so called from the stamp of a fox on the blade, or perhaps of a wolf taken for a fox.
(n.) A tribe of Indians which, with the Sacs, formerly occupied the region about Green Bay, Wisconsin; -- called also Outagamies.
(n.) To intoxicate; to stupefy with drink.
(n.) To make sour, as beer, by causing it to ferment.
(n.) To repair the feet of, as of boots, with new front upper leather, or to piece the upper fronts of.
(v. i.) To turn sour; -- said of beer, etc., when it sours in fermenting.
n. an animal of the family Canid genus Vulpes of proverbial cunning:—fem. Vix′en: any one notorious for cunning.—ns. Fox′-bat a flying-fox a fruit-bat; Fox′-brush the tail of a fox; Fox′-earth a fox's burrow.—adj. Foxed discoloured spotted.—ns. Fox′-ē′vil alopecia; Fox′glove a plant with glove-like flowers whose leaves are used as a soothing medicine; Fox′hound a hound used for chasing foxes; Fox′-hunt; Fox′-hunt′er; Fox′-hunt′ing; Fox′iness decay: having a harsh sour taste: state of being spotted as books; Fox′-shark a large shark of over 12 feet occasionally seen off British coasts; Fox′ship (Shak.) the character of a fox craftiness; Fox′-tail a genus of grasses generally characterised by a bushy head; Fox′-terr′ier a kind of terrier trained to unearth foxes; Fox′-trap a trap for catching foxes; Fox′-trot a pace with short steps as in changing from trotting to walking.—adj. Fox′y of foxes: cunning suspicious causing suspicion: (paint.) having too much of the reddish-brown or fox-colour.—Fox and geese a game played with pieces on a board where the object is for certain pieces called the geese to surround or corner one called the fox.
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To dream of chasing a fox, denotes that you are en gaging in doubtful speculations and risky love affairs. If you see a fox slyly coming into your yard, beware of envious friendships; your reputation is being slyly assailed. To kill a fox, denotes that you will win in every engagement.
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- It is the principle of the fox. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- Oh, you fox you! Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
- If he went on beside him, he observed him with the slyness of an old white fox. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Mr. Fox and Mr. Sheridan drank claret. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- No, no,' replied Mr. John Smauker, pulling forth the fox's head, and taking a gentlemanly pinch. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- Among the early noted inventors of incandescent carbon filament lamps were Edison and Maxim of New York, Swan, and Lane-Fox of England. William Henry Doolittle. Inventions in the Century.
- The naturalist may classify the dog and the fox, the house-cat and the tiger together for certain purposes. Walter Lippmann. A Preface to Politics.
- For foxes, he said. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- And I am not afraid of foxes. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- So if he catches rabbits he says it is foxes. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- He is too like ourselves for us to make booty of him, since dogs should not worry dogs where wolves and foxes are to be found in abundance. Walter Scott. Ivanhoe.
- Then the road was clean-packed snow and led through the woods, and twice coming home in the evening, we saw foxes. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.