vulpine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj vulpine resembling or characteristic of a fox "vulpine cunning"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Vulpine Of or pertaining to the fox; resembling the fox; foxy; cunning; crafty; artful.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • vulpine Of or pertaining to a fox; technically, resembling the fox as a member of tho Vulpinæ; related to the foxes; alopecoid: distinguished from lupine or thoöid.
    • vulpine Resembling a fox in traits or disposition; also, characteristic of the fox; foxy; cunning; crafty.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Vulpine vul′pin relating to or like the fox: cunning
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. vulpinus, from vulpes, a fox
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—vulpes, a fox.

Usage

In literature:

The vulpine intellect "detects" him.
"Heroes and Hero Worship" by Thomas Carlyle
If so, do it; and avoid the vulpine kind, which I don't recommend.
"Latter-Day Pamphlets" by Thomas Carlyle
Henry Dallas, the superintendent, was a vulpine-faced creature who regarded me insolently and refused to talk.
"The Iron Heel" by Jack London
Miss Arthur seems to me to be feline, rather than vulpine, though.
"On the Firing Line" by Anna Chapin Ray and Hamilton Brock Fuller
Even Fleetwood's devil, much addicted to cape and sword and ladder, the vulpine and the gryphine, rejected it.
"The Amazing Marriage, Complete" by George Meredith
I have watched them cover their tracks with a cunning more than vulpine.
"'Tis Sixty Years Since" by Charles Francis Adams
Associated Words: vulpine, vulpicide, skulk.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
There is nothing bold or vicious or vulpine in it, and his timid, harmless character is published at every leap.
"In the Catskills" by John Burroughs
Some Specimens of Animals from New South Wales; description of The spotted Opossum; Vulpine Opossum; Norfolk Island Flying-Squirrel.
"The Voyage Of Governor Phillip To Botany Bay" by Arthur Phillip
Therefore let every eligible vulpine enroll himself to-day as a Hound-Fox.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, March 17, 1920" by Various
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In news:

The Shire Of Vulpine Reach.
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