vulpine

[ vuhl-pahyn, -pin ]SEE DEFINITION OF vulpine
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I have watched them cover their tracks with a cunning more than vulpine.

What a kindness you have done me with your "vulpine sharpness."

But Napoleons vulpine diplomacy was again overruling Talleyrand.

Pakenham looked from the one to the other, from the thin, vulpine face to the thin, leonine one.

If so, do it; and avoid the vulpine kind, which I don't recommend.

No vulpine contraction of the muzzle, such as would have suggested the sleuth and invited suspicion.

I remember that as we said good-bye, there was that in her smile that recalled the vulpine complacency of Mona Lisa, the Wise.

But directly he was called, the deerhound came back to our heels, apparently not considering the vulpine race fair game.

Even Fleetwood's devil, much addicted to cape and sword and ladder, the vulpine and the gryphine, rejected it.

Then, temporarily, his vulpine face showed avaricious hope, and then apprehension.

WORD ORIGIN

"pertaining to a fox, fox-like," 1620s, from Latin vulpinus "of or pertaining to a fox," from vulpes, earlier volpes (genitive vulpis, volpis) "fox," of unknown origin.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR VULPINE

crafty

adjectiveclever, scheming
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