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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FOX

The bond was delivered to Fox, who tore it up and flung the pieces into the fire.

Besides, you two might like to watch how I set a trap to catch a fox.

Besides, Trapper Jim declared he owed the fox skin to Ed, anyhow.

Up and down he walked beneath the tree like a fox caught in a hencoop.

As Miss Fox was exactly informed of all our plans, she was able to copy them in her own arrangements.

And as good success had Themistocles in his of the fox and hedgehog.

She'll keep stayin' out o' nights till th' fox 'll grab 'er.

The fox came to see him at night, and went walking with him in the villages.

“There is only a black mist about your head,” answered the fox.

THE fox knows how to flatter, and how to play many cunning tricks.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English fox, from West Germanic *fukhs (cf. Old Saxon vohs, Middle Dutch and Dutch vos, Old High German fuhs, German Fuchs, Old Norse foa, Gothic fauho), from Proto-Germanic base *fuh-, corresponding to PIE *puk- "tail" (cf. Sanskrit puccha- "tail").

The bushy tail is also the source of words for "fox" in Welsh (llwynog, from llwyn "bush"); Spanish (raposa, from rabo "tail"); and Lithuanian (uodegis "fox," from uodega "tail"). Metaphoric extension to "clever person" is early 13c. Meaning "sexually attractive woman" is from 1940s; but foxy in this sense is recorded from 1895.

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