Dog-fox

Definitions

  • Why dogs chase foxes
    Why dogs chase foxes
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dog-fox (Zoöl) A male fox. See the Note under Dog n., 6.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the english language
    • n dog-fox A male fox.
    • n dog-fox A name of some small burrowing species of Vulpes, as the corsak, V. corsac, with reference to their resemblance to both the dog and the fox (which see). They inhabit the warmer portions of Asia and Africa. The American representative of the same group is the kit-fox, Vulpes velox. See cut under corsak.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dog-fox a male fox
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. doggë; not in A.S.; Dut. dog, a mastiff; Ger. dogge, docke.

Usage

In literature:

Very fond of dogs, between him and our little fox-terrier there was a tie of deep affection.
"War Letters of a Public-School Boy" by Henry Paul Mainwaring Jones
But just then a dog ran after the fox and bit his leg.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
But when a Burman sees a fox-terrier or any English dog his delight is unfeigned.
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding
They sent the dog after another fox.
"Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales" by Anonymous
White dog laugh at Red Fox?
"The Fiery Totem" by Argyll Saxby
This morning Peter saw a fox on the ice astern, and he saw it again later, when he was out with the dogs.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
The rabbit, when pursued by the fox or by the dog, quickly takes to hole.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
At last the fox was caught with dogs barking, men calling, and banjo shrilling a triumphant strain in stirring climax.
"The Boy from Hollow Hut" by Isla May Mullins
From early morning to dewy eve they had been at it, for the fox was an old one and had led the dogs many a dance before this.
"An Isle in the Water" by Katharine Tynan
Their skins were almost worthless, and they were as cunning as any dog-fox.
"In the Brooding Wild" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In poetry:

As a vulture rapacious, in falsehood a fox,
Inconstant as waves, and unfeeling as rocks!
As a tiger ferocious, perverse as a hog,
In mischief an ape, and in fawning a dog.
""From the man whom I love, though my heart I disguise,"" by Tobias Smollett
The little brown owl sits up in the Tree,
And if you look well
His big eyes you may see.
He says Whit a whoo, when the night grows dark,
And he hears the dogs
and the little foxes bark.
"The Little Brown Owl" by Clara Doty Bates
By a grey suburban station, to the sullen air-brake's grinding,
We kill our dog fox handsomely at last.
It was five and forty minutes to the finish from the finding-
And at fifty miles an hour 'twas pretty fast!
"A Gallop From The Train" by William Henry Ogilvie

In news:

Jonas Bros whiff Fox's ' Farting Dog'.
Fox has locked the Jonas Brothers to make their feature starring debut in "Walter the Farting Dog".
Rango, the little fox, is only seven weeks old, but he's already proving to be quite the match for the erstwhile weiner dog named Jasmine.
Every dog has its day, but the wire fox terrier has it twice.
For the first time in history, a breed captured back-to-back "Best In Show" titles at the National Dog Show on Thursday in Philadelphia: a wire fox terrier named Sky.
The 24th annual Washington's Day Fox Hunt and Field Trials for fox and deer dogs will be held Saturday, Feb 21, at the Albertson Ruritan Community Building on N.C 111 in the northern Duplin County community.
Kently is a Fox Terrier (Wire) and is Club Dog Member #246487.
Standing at attention, or "stacked," as they say in the dog show world, Eira is the picture of wire fox terrier perfection.
Fox 5 Morning News anchor Allison Seymour—with rescue pups Brownie and Lady Bird—shares dog duty with her husband, who has an opposite work schedule.
Karma is greeted by 7&4 Reporter Kate Fox during Take Your Dog To Work Day 2011.
A 4-year-old wire fox terrier was a two-time Best in Show winner at the National Dog Show held Saturday and Sunday near Valley Forge.
Wire Fox Terrier, Sky, Takes Best in Show at 2012 National Dog Show Presented by Purina.
He uses a non-threatening word ("preserves") to describe fox pens where foxes are not preserved but rather are chased down, mauled and often killed by dogs.
Last night on Fox news, there was a story about two chained dogs that were so emaciated that they couldn't even bark.
John Martin, owner of The Fox pub in downtown Anderson, explains why his bar's mascot, an English bull dog named Winston, will no longer be allowed in the building after two and a half years.
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