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Fox

(foks),
George H., U.S. dermatologist, 1846-1937. See: Fox-Fordyce disease.

Fox

(foks),
Lewis, 20th-century U.S. periodontist. See: Goldman-Fox knives.

fox

a member of the same family as dogs, wolves and jackals, the family Canidae, but has characteristic long body and short legs, pointed snout, big, erect ears, oval pupils and long bushy tail. The type species is the Old World red fox (Vulpes vulpes). See also kit, fennec.

arctic fox
a farmed blue or white fox. Called also Alopex lagopus.
fox encephalitis
see infectious canine hepatitis.
gray fox
gray to black, omnivorous wild fox. Called also Urocyon cinereoargenteus.
kit fox
small, yellow-brown fox similar to the red fox. Called also Vulpes velox, V. inacrotis.
Old World red fox
see red fox (below).
fox rabies
the fox is an important reservoir host for rabies, particularly in eastern and western Europe where it is endemic.
red fox
the common, sandy to red brown fox with black legs and backs of ears, white underparts, sharp muzzle, large erect ears. Mostly nocturnal, lives in burrows. Called also Vulpes vulpes, Old World red fox.
silver fox
a farmed fox with a lustrous black coat with white tips along the back; a variant of the red fox (see above).
South American fox
a group of specialized wild dogs, not true foxes, of South America. Includes crab-eating fox and maned wolf.
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Despite the implied connection between dead foxes and dead men, Trollope is not--we can be sure of this if of nothing else--positing a moral equivalence here between human and vulpine life; the fox hunt represents a way into yet another more extended temporality the world of "old ways" that link the historical present of the English landed classes to traditions of the aristocracy.
I miss that vulpine panache, however, that pouncer-on-a-grouse, though coyotes have more glamour, if you can see as well as hear them, which I do occasionally.
Next month we'll continue our tour with more vulpine delights, including the constellation's brightest planetary nebula and its finest cluster.
Henry's talent as a hunter should not be underestimated, for he has predicted every move of the fox, an anticipatory precision in him that is part of the irony of his actual resemblance to the fox with respect to both his vulpine features and in his sly manner of perception.
SERPENTINE FELINE VULPINE STRIGINE BEN LIT FIN GIL BEA CIT FIX OIL BOA CAT FOX OWL
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Modern canine imagery is eclipsed by dog's rig 'to copulate till you are tired, and then turn tail to it,' while dicker (copulation of foxes, thence used for that of men and women) would suit the vulpine ladies of Sex and the City.
Starring the brusque and vulpine Vladimir Mashkov, Tycoon is an engaging product of the wild-and-crazy school of Eastern European filmmaking.
Throughout the film Hank reveals his vicious, vulpine nature.
In the first act, hugged in his furred robe, darting with arrowy keenness vulpine glances from beneath his shaggy brows, a smile, bitter or benevolent, ever hovering about the stern pursed-up lip, the senile gait still preserving remnants of vigour, made up a perfect picture to the eye, while the measured and significantly terse speech, illustrated by ever-varied and appropriate attitude, the thoughtful by-play, as it is called, completed to the sense, in the most satisfactory fullness, both of character and situation.
Blood samples were obtained from seven snake species (Coluber constrictor, Elaphe vulpine vulpine, Nerodia sipedon sipedon, Regina grahamii, Sistrurus catenatus catenatus, Thamnophis radix and Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis) from Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge located in northwest Missouri.
Woman threatening, or herself threatened in some way, raises the spectre of the uncontainable, that will disrupt soldierly activity and destabilize idealized, consolatory representations of femininity: Lou in 'C'est Lou qu'on la nommait' is the dangerous, vulpine figure threatening the warrior (the military adventure demands 'l'oeil chaste', not an eroticized gaze); the sick wife back home evoked in 'A Nimes' represents emotional distraction from military objectives ('Le territorial se mange une salade | A l'anchois en parlant de sa femme malade').