foxiness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n foxiness shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Foxiness A coarse and sour taste in grapes.
    • Foxiness The state of being foxed or discolored, as books; decay; deterioration.
    • Foxiness The state or quality of being foxy, or foxlike; craftiness; shrewdness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n foxiness The state or character of being foxy. The state or quality of being fox-like, or cunning like a fox; wiliness; cunning; craftiness.
    • n foxiness The state of being foxed, decayed, stained, discolored, or spotted, as books; decay.
    • n foxiness The state or quality of being of a harsh, sour taste, as wine or beer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Foxiness decay: having a harsh, sour taste: state of being spotted, as books
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

She had a foxy smell, and did not taste nice.
"Eskimo Folktales" by Unknown
At sech moments he's plenty speecious an' foxy, so's to trap us into deebates with him.
"Faro Nell and Her Friends" by Alfred Henry Lewis
He was too foxy to shout until his purpose was beyond all possibility of failure.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
The fruit has a sprightly taste wholly free from any disagreeable foxiness.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
But perhaps it was only his foxy protest because his prey had outfoxed him.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
He knew that foxy Bijonah Tanner, who sometimes looked like an old hump-backed cod himself, was his most dangerous rival.
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
They're a foxy set, and there's something back that we don't know.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
You're a foxy guy at times, Creighton.
"The Monk of Hambleton" by Armstrong Livingston
Kinder scared 'em, you see, ain't used to glass eyes; but there was one old boy that was foxy.
"Silver and Gold" by Dane Coolidge
He did not lift his eyes to the expectant creature before him, and the foxy little widower did not dream how near to danger he was.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
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In poetry:

Comes, like a scissors stalking, tailor age,
Deliver me who timid in my tribe,
Of love am barer than Cadaver's trap
Robbed of the foxy tongue, his footed tape
Of the bone inch
"When, Like A Running Grave" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

Pics From Last Week's Foxy Shazam Concert.
Last Wednesday Foxy Shazam performed for the first time ever in Flint and it was awesome.
Cincinnati's Foxy Shazam Take '70s Rock to Church.
Foxy Shazam @ The Loft.
Foxy Shazam's Eric Nally and Alex Nauth talk to us about how the hell they throw so much energy into a live show.
If you haven't checked out a Foxy show, make it a priority.
Eric Hutchinson on the Foxy Lady from 2009.
"I used to be a woman, but now I'm a man," shouted Foxy Shazam singer Eric Nally — Welcome to Buzzfest 28.
Gross / Music Foxy Shazam and the Accidentally Racist Single.
Foxy Shazam was in town and stopped by Studio 1-X to perform live.
Why Foxy Shazam is the Queen of my generation.
Foxy 's show disappears.
You might remember Foxy Autopsy as the group on our June 18, 2004, cover, but they were so much more than that.
If you had Foxy Autopsy, you had a party.
Even though Foxy Shazam are currently on tour with the Darkness, the psychedelic band has already announced a US headlining tour for the spring.
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