• The Fox and the Mosquitoes
    The Fox and the Mosquitoes
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Foxed Discolored or stained; -- said of timber, and also of the paper of books or engravings.
    • Foxed Repaired by foxing; as, foxed boots.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Fox and the Mask The Fox and the Mask
The Hen and the Fox The Hen and the Fox
The princess saves the white fox The princess saves the white fox
Pinocchio Meets the Cat and the Fox Pinocchio Meets the Cat and the Fox
Fox and two kits Fox and two kits

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the english language
    • foxed Discolored by incipient decay: said of timber.
    • foxed Discolored, stained, or spotted: said of books or prints, with reference to the paper. The discoloration in books is usually caused by imperfect cleansing from the chemicals used in the manufacture of the paper.
    • foxed Covered by a foxing, as a shoe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Giant flying foxes, which are a type of bat, that live in Indonesia have wingspans of nearly six feet
    • adj Foxed discoloured, spotted
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  • Desiderius Erasmus
    “The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.”
  • Proverb
    “When a fox preaches, take care of your geese.”
  • Thomas Fuller
    “With foxes we must play the fox.”
  • The Talmud
    The Talmud
    “Join the company of lions rather than assume the lead among foxes.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “One knows so well the popular idea of health. The English country gentleman galloping after a fox -- the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.”


Sly as a fox - Someone who is as sly as a fox is cunning and experienced and can get what they want, often in an underhand way.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fox; Ger. fuchs.


In literature:

He was Travis Fox, of the very late twentieth century, not a nomad of the middle nineteenth!
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
Otters it seems were gone, but the foxes were there in plenty.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
Thus there may be a considerable number each of bears, deer, foxes, etc.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
The "American fox" or, as it is commonly called, the "red fox," has been long supposed to be the same as the European red fox.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
If an ordinary-sized fox, this will allow the cut to be of about the same length, viz, ten inches.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
In this way, the hours passed and noon came; still the hikers were far from Grey Fox Camp.
"Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Without a qualm Mrs. Freddy abandoned Mrs. Fox-Moore to prolonged exile, in order to soothe the ruffled minister.
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
He look down pun Brer Fox, en den he look all 'roun' fer ter see w'at de 'casion er all deze yer dead Fox is.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
A countryman very easily caught the fox, and both it and the dog were taken to a gentleman's house in the neighbourhood, where the fox died.
"Anecdotes of Dogs" by Edward Jesse
The expectation of a visit from the Fox brothers caused anxiety and apprehension.
"A Cousin's Conspiracy" by Horatio Alger

In poetry:

By the trail of the cats and the foxes,
By the foxes' and by the cats' trail,
I return with a bundle of letters
To the house where my joy will prevail.
"God's World" by Boris Pasternak
One fox-faced virgin, word for word,
Repeats each sland'rous thing she's heard,
And sourly smiles as scandal slips
With gusto from her thin white lips.
"Two Gossips" by Harry Breaker Morant
It is, it is; I tremble with the frost,
And know that I the day have lost;
And those wild things which men they call,
I find to be but bears or foxes all.
"The Parting" by Abraham Cowley
Here would I dwell in rustic cot,
Where primrose tuft and cowslip knot,
Fox-glove, and sweet forget-me-not,
So richly gem the sylvan spot,
And sweetest fragrance shed.
"Calder--A Memory" by Janet Hamilton
There's none without fault. All with errors are fraught.
The best is not free from his vice:
But all are inclin'd unto sins of some kind,
And follow th' old Fox's advice.
"A Song Concerning The Devil And The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard
Behold a warrior dealing mortal strokes,
Whose nature was a child's: amid his foes
A wary trickster: at the battle's close,
No gentler friend this leopard dashed with fox.
"The Century Of Garibaldi" by George Meredith

In news:

He's the deciding vote in whether Guilford County Manager Brenda Jones Fox gets to keep her job or not and, last week, Fox invited Winstead to lunch, which the two had at Anton's Restaurant.
Motoya Nakamura/The Oregonian George Fox university freshman Annie Catandella (left) hugs Thalia Delgado, a freshman Act Six scholar, in a show of support Wednesday at George Fox University in Newberg.
IRVING – Chuck Miketinac, sports director/anchor of of KABB Fox 29?s "Maximum Sports" in San Antonio informs us it's his understanding the Cowboys-Eagles game next Sunday won't be flexed by NBC, which means it will air at noon on Fox.
Jason Kempin/Getty Images Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani visits FOX & Friends at FOX Studios in New York City in this May 2011 file photo.
Temple University Health System revealed in a conference call that it has agreed to pay $83.8 million for the Fox Chase Cancer Center and immediately invest $30.9 million to expand Fox Chase into Temple's neighboring Jeanes Hospital.
0The shelter is working with Fox Marquette for their fifth annual Fox Adoption where Fox Marquette will pay the fee for any animal you decide to take home.
In olden times, the news that Fox's Daryl Johnston and Jay Glazer both will work for the NFL-owned NFL Network this season in addition to working for Fox would have been cause for someone such as me to note a blatant conflict of interest.
FOX/CR: FOX - 'Napoleon Dynamite' premieres Sunday at 8:30 pm on Fox.
Yesterday morning when I was getting my dose of Fox and Friends before I went on the air, Steve, Gretchen and Brian played a Fox produced video about President Obama who as a candidate talked about his "Hope and Change" campaign.
Assuming for just a moment that foxes can talk, suppose a fox comes to you, the henhouse owner, and says.
Two colors have been selected for 2012: 'Red Fox Salsa Dark Red' and 'Red Fox Salsa Pink.
Ira Kurgan , chief of network business operations, Fox Broadcasting Co. Kurgan has overseen almost every major financial deal behind the Fox network's biggest shows.
Members of the Fox Township Lioness Club pose for a photo that appears in a cookbook celebrating the upcoming bicentennial of Fox Twp.
The guest speaker is one of the biologists who rediscovered an extremely rare Sierra red fox species near Sonora Pass, a species thought to be almost extinct - the Sierra Nevada Red fox.

In science:

As mentioned before, we want to represent these results in terms of Fox’s H -function.
Complex Path Integrals and the Space of Theories
Finally, we have determined the appropriate representation of the Feynman Path Integral of each of our examples in terms of Fox’s H -function, which is a Mellin–Barnes transform.
Complex Path Integrals and the Space of Theories
Fox showed how one could extract the analogues of Alexander polynomials directly from the presentations of the groups by a remarkable algebraic technique (derived from the theory of covering spaces) called the free differential calculus.
Review of "Knots" by Alexei Sossinsky, Harvard University Press, 2002, ISBN 0-674-00944-4
Fox, A quick trip through knot theory, in “Topology of ThreeManifolds - Proceedings of 1961 Topology Institute University of Georgia (ed. by M. K.
Review of "Knots" by Alexei Sossinsky, Harvard University Press, 2002, ISBN 0-674-00944-4
In the general case (0 < β < 1 and 0 < α < 2), the function Wα,β (u) is still a probability density evolving in time, and it belongs to the class of Fox H -type functions that can be expressed in terms of a Mellin-Barnes integral as shown in details in ref. .
Five Years of Continuous-time Random Walks in Econophysics