Pronunciation: fǒks
n.1.(Zool.) A carnivorous animal of the genus Vulpes, family Canidæ, 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.
Subtle as the fox for prey.
- Shak.
2.(Zool.) The European dragonet.
3.(Zool.) The fox shark or thrasher shark; - called also sea fox. See Thrasher shark, under Shark.
4.A sly, cunning fellow.
We call a crafty and cruel man a fox.
- Beattie.
5.(Naut.) 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.
Thou diest on point of fox.
- Shak.
7.(Ethnol.) A tribe of Indians which, with the Sacs, formerly occupied the region about Green Bay, Wisconsin; - called also Outagamies.
Fox and geese
a - A boy's game, in which one boy tries to catch others as they run one goal to another.
b - A game with sixteen checkers, or some substitute for them, one of which is called the fox, and the rest the geese; the fox, whose first position is in the middle of the board, endeavors to break through the line of the geese, and the geese to pen up the fox.
Fox bat
(Zool.) a large fruit bat of the genus Pteropus, of many species, inhabiting Asia, Africa, and the East Indies, esp. P. medius of India. Some of the species are more than four feet across the outspread wings. See Fruit bat.
Fox bolt
a bolt having a split end to receive a fox wedge.
Fox brush
(Zool.) the tail of a fox.
Fox evil
a disease in which the hair falls off; alopecy.
Fox grape
(Bot.) the name of two species of American grapes. The northern fox grape (Vitis Labrusca) is the origin of the varieties called Isabella, Concord, Hartford, etc., and the southern fox grape (Vitis vulpina) has produced the Scuppernong, and probably the Catawba.
Fox hunter
a - One who pursues foxes with hounds.
b - A horse ridden in a fox chase.
Fox shark
(Zool.) the thrasher shark. See Thrasher shark, under Thrasher.
Fox sleep
pretended sleep.
Fox sparrow
(Zool.) a large American sparrow (Passerella iliaca); - so called on account of its reddish color.
Fox squirrel
(Zool.) a large North American squirrel (Sciurus niger, or S. cinereus). In the Southern States the black variety prevails; farther north the fulvous and gray variety, called the cat squirrel, is more common.
Fox terrier
(Zool.) one of a peculiar breed of terriers, used in hunting to drive foxes from their holes, and for other purposes. There are rough- and smooth-haired varieties.
Fox trot
a pace like that which is adopted for a few steps, by a horse, when passing from a walk into a trot, or a trot into a walk.
Fox wedge
(Mach. & Carpentry) a wedge for expanding the split end of a bolt, cotter, dowel, tenon, or other piece, to fasten the end in a hole or mortise and prevent withdrawal. The wedge abuts on the bottom of the hole and the piece is driven down upon it. Fastening by fox wedges is called foxtail wedging.
Fox wolf
(Zool.) one of several South American wild dogs, belonging to the genus Canis. They have long, bushy tails like a fox.
v. t.1.To intoxicate; to stupefy with drink.
[imp. & p. p. Foxed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Foxing.]
I drank . . . so much wine that I was almost foxed.
- Pepys.
2.To make sour, as beer, by causing it to ferment.
3.To repair the feet of, as of boots, with new front upper leather, or to piece the upper fronts of.
v. i.1.To turn sour; - said of beer, etc., when it sours in fermenting.
Noun1.fox - alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
2.fox - a shifty deceptive person
Synonyms: dodger, slyboots
3.fox - the gray or reddish-brown fur of a fox
4.Fox - English statesman who supported American independence and the French Revolution (1749-1806)
5.Fox - English religious leader who founded the Society of Friends (1624-1691)
Synonyms: George Fox
6.Fox - a member of an Algonquian people formerly living west of Lake Michigan along the Fox River
7.Fox - the Algonquian language of the Fox people
Verb1.fox - deceive somebody; "We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week"
2.fox - be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"
3.fox - become discolored with, or as if with, mildew spots
Field Operational X.500 To see a fox lurking about in your dream, represents cleverness and resourcefulness. You need to use your insight and intellect to solve some problem. Perhaps you need to conceal your thoughts and/or remain silent. Alternatively, it indicates a period of isolation or loneliness. It is a good way for you to use this time to reflect.African hunting dog, Artful Dodger, Cape hunting dog, Philadelphia lawyer, Yankee horse trader, brush wolf, charmer, coyote, crafty rascal, dingo, dodger, glib tongue, horse trader, hyena, jackal, lobo, medicine wolf, prairie wolf, reynard, shyster, slick citizen, sly dog, slyboots, sweet talker, swindler, timber wolf, trickster, wolf
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Fox and geese
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