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Definition of Fox

Fox

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

Fox Quotations

The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.
Napoleon Bonaparte

'Men have forgotten this truth,' said the fox. 'But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.'
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Anybody depending on somebody else's gods is depending on a fox not to eat chickens.
Zora Neale Hurston

With foxes we must play the fox.
Thomas Fuller
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Fox Translations

fox in Dutch is vos
fox in French is renard
fox in German is Fuchs
fox in Italian is volpino
fox in Latin is vulpes volpes
fox in Norwegian is rev
fox in Portuguese is raposa
fox in Spanish is zorro

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