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Fox meaning

fox - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. A sly, cunning fellow.
  3. 3. To intoxicate; to stupefy with drink.
  4. 4. To make sour, as beer, by causing it to ferment.
  5. 5. To repair the feet of, as of boots, with new front upper leather, or to piece the upper fronts of.
  6. 6. The fox shark or thrasher shark; - called also sea fox. See Thrasher shark, under Shark.
  7. 7. Rope yarn twisted together, and rubbed with tar; - used for seizings or mats.
  8. 8. A sword; - so called from the stamp of a fox on the blade, or perhaps of a wolf taken for a fox.
  9. 9. A tribe of Indians which, with the Sacs, formerly occupied the region about Green Bay, Wisconsin; - called also Outagamies.
  10. 10. To turn sour; - said of beer, etc., when it sours in fermenting.
  11. 11. Wild animal of the dog family; cunning person.

fox - examples of usage

  1. Of course, Granny Fox kept right on running. - "The Adventures of Reddy Fox", Thornton W. Burgess.
  2. " There's old Granny Fox! - "The Adventures of Reddy Fox", Thornton W. Burgess.
  3. Then watch out, Mr. Fox!" - "The Adventures of Reddy Fox", Thornton W. Burgess.
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