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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dragonet  \Drag"on*et\,  n. 
  1.  A  little  dragon.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  small  British  marine  fish 
  ({Callionymuslyra});  --  called  also  {yellow  sculpin}, 
  {fox},  and  {gowdie}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fox  \Fox\,  n.;  pl  {Foxes}.  [AS.  fox;  akin  to  D.  vos,  G.  fuchs, 
  OHG.  fuhs,  foha,  Goth.  fa['u]h?,  Icel.  f?a  fox,  fox  fraud;  of 
  unknown  origin,  cf  Skr.  puccha  tail.  Cf  {Vixen}.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  carnivorous  animal  of  the  genus  {Vulpes}, 
  family  {Canid[ae]},  of  many  species.  The  European  fox  ({V. 
  vulgaris}  or  {V.  vulpes}),  the  American  red  fox  ({V. 
  fulvus}),  the  American  gray  fox  ({V.  Virginianus}),  and 
  the  arctic,  white,  or  blue,  fox  ({V.  lagopus})  are 
  well-known  species. 
 
  Note:  The  black  or  silver-gray  fox  is  a  variety  of  the 
  American  red  fox,  producing  a  fur  of  great  value;  the 
  cross-gray  and  woods-gray  foxes  are  other  varieties  of 
  the  same  species,  of  less  value.  The  common  foxes  of 
  Europe  and  America  are  very  similar;  both  are 
  celebrated  for  their  craftiness.  They  feed  on  wild 
  birds,  poultry,  and  various  small  animals. 
 
  Subtle  as  the  fox  for  prey.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  European  dragonet. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  fox  shark  or  thrasher  shark;  --  called  also 
  {sea  fox}.  See  {Thrasher  shark},  under  {Shark}. 
 
  4.  A  sly,  cunning  fellow.  [Colloq.] 
 
  We  call  a  crafty  and  cruel  man  a  fox.  --Beattie. 
 
  5.  (Naut.)  Rope  yarn  twisted  together,  and  rubbed  with  tar; 
  --  used  for  seizings  or  mats. 
 
  6.  A  sword;  --  so  called  from  the  stamp  of  a  fox  on  the 
  blade,  or  perhaps  of  a  wolf  taken  for  a  fox.  [Obs.] 
 
  Thou  diest  on  point  of  fox.  --Shak. 
 
  7.  pl  (Enthnol.)  A  tribe  of  Indians  which  with  the  Sacs, 
  formerly  occupied  the  region  about  Green  Bay,  Wisconsin; 
  --  called  also  {Outagamies}. 
 
  {Fox  and  geese}. 
  a  A  boy's  game,  in  which  one  boy  tries  to  catch  others 
  as  they  run  one  goal  to  another. 
  b  A  game  with  sixteen  checkers,  or  some  substitute  for 
  them  one  of  which  is  called  the  fox,  and  the  rest  the 
  geese;  the  fox,  whose  first  position  is  in  the  middle 
  of  the  board,  endeavors  to  break  through  the  line  of 
  the  geese,  and  the  geese  to  pen  up  the  fox. 
 
  {Fox  bat}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  fruit  bat  of  the  genus 
  {Pteropus},  of  many  species,  inhabiting  Asia,  Africa,  and 
  the  East  Indies,  esp.  {P.  medius}  of  India.  Some  of  the 
  species  are  more  than  four  feet  across  the  outspread 
  wings.  See  {Fruit  bat}. 
 
  {Fox  bolt},  a  bolt  having  a  split  end  to  receive  a  fox  wedge. 
 
 
  {Fox  brush}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  tail  of  a  fox. 
 
  {Fox  evil},  a  disease  in  which  the  hair  falls  off  alopecy. 
 
 
  {Fox  grape}  (Bot.),  the  name  of  two  species  of  American 
  grapes.  The  northern  fox  grape  ({Vitis  Labrusca})  is  the 
  origin  of  the  varieties  called  {Isabella},  {Concord}, 
  {Hartford},  etc.,  and  the  southern  fox  grape  ({Vitis 
  vulpina})  has  produced  the  {Scuppernong},  and  probably  the 
  {Catawba}. 
 
  {Fox  hunter}. 
  a  One  who  pursues  foxes  with  hounds. 
  b  A  horse  ridden  in  a  fox  chase. 
 
  {Fox  shark}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  thrasher  shark.  See  {Thrasher 
  shark},  under  {Thrasher}. 
 
  {Fox  sleep},  pretended  sleep. 
 
  {Fox  sparrow}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  American  sparrow 
  ({Passerella  iliaca});  --  so  called  on  account  of  its 
  reddish  color. 
 
  {Fox  squirrel}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  North  American  squirrel 
  ({Sciurus  niger},  or  {S.  cinereus}).  In  the  Southern 
  States  the  black  variety  prevails;  farther  north  the 
  fulvous  and  gray  variety,  called  the  {cat  squirrel},  is 
  more  common. 
 
  {Fox  terrier}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  a  peculiar  breed  of 
  terriers,  used  in  hunting  to  drive  foxes  from  their  holes, 
  and  for  other  purposes.  There  are  rough-  and  smooth-haired 
  varieties. 
 
  {Fox  trot},  a  pace  like  that  which  is  adopted  for  a  few 
  steps,  by  a  horse,  when  passing  from  a  walk  into  a  trot, 
  or  a  trot  into  a  walk. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fox  \Fox\,  v.  i. 
  To  turn  sour;  --  said  of  beer,  etc.,  when  it  sours  in 
  fermenting. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fox  \Fox\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Foxed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Foxing}.]  [See  {Fox},  n.,  cf  Icel.  fox  imposture.] 
  1.  To  intoxicate;  to  stupefy  with  drink. 
 
  I  drank  .  .  .  so  much  wine  that  I  was  almost  foxed. 
  --Pepys. 
 
  2.  To  make  sour,  as  beer,  by  causing  it  to  ferment. 
 
  3.  To  repair  the  feet  of  as  of  boots,  with  new  front  upper 
  leather,  or  to  piece  the  upper  fronts  of 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fox 
  n  1:  alert  carnivorous  mammal  with  pointed  muzzle  and  ears  and  a 
  bushy  tail;  most  are  predators  that  do  not  hunt  in  packs 
  2:  a  shifty  deceptive  person  [syn:  {dodger},  {slyboots}] 
  3:  the  gray  or  reddish-brown  fur  of  a  fox 
  4:  (1624-1691)  English  religious  leader  who  founded  the  Society 
  of  Friends  [syn:  {Fox},  {George  Fox}] 
  5:  a  member  of  an  Algonquian  people  formerly  living  W  of  Lake 
  Michigan  along  the  Fox  River  [syn:  {Fox}] 
  6:  the  Algonquian  language  of  the  Fox  people  [syn:  {Fox}] 
  v  1:  pull  a  fast  one  play  a  trick  on  somebody;  "We  tricked  the 
  teacher  into  thinking  that  class  would  be  cancelled  next 
  week"  [syn:  {trick},  {fob}] 
  2:  be  confusing  or  perplexing  to  cause  to  be  unable  to  think 
  clearly:  "These  questions  confuse  even  the  experts";  "This 
  question  completely  threw  me";  "This  question  befuddled 
  even  the  teacher"  [syn:  {confuse},  {throw},  {befuddle},  {fuddle}, 
  {bedevil},  {confound},  {discombobulate}] 
  3:  become  discolored  with  or  as  if  with  mildew  spots 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Fox,  AK  (CDP,  FIPS  26870) 
  Location:  64.96074  N,  147.62126  W 
  Population  (1990):  275  (154  housing  units) 
  Area:  45.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Fox,  AR 
  Zip  code(s):  72051 
  Fox,  OR 
  Zip  code(s):  97831 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Fox 
  (Heb.  shu'al,  a  name  derived  from  its  digging  or  burrowing  under 
  ground),  the  Vulpes  thaleb,  or  Syrian  fox,  the  only  species  of 
  this  animal  indigenous  to  Palestine.  It  burrows,  is  silent  and 
  solitary  in  its  habits,  is  destructive  to  vineyards,  being  a 
  plunderer  of  ripe  grapes  (Cant.  2:15).  The  Vulpes  Niloticus,  or 
  Egyptian  dog-fox,  and  the  Vulpes  vulgaris,  or  common  fox,  are 
  also  found  in  Palestine. 
 
  The  proverbial  cunning  of  the  fox  is  alluded  to  in  Ezek.  13:4, 
  and  in  Luke  13:32,  where  our  Lord  calls  Herod  "that  fox."  In 
  Judg.  15:4,  5,  the  reference  is  in  all  probability  to  the 
  jackal.  The  Hebrew  word  _shu'al_  through  the  Persian  _schagal_ 
  becomes  our  jackal  (Canis  aureus),  so  that  the  word  may  bear 
  that  signification  here  The  reasons  for  preferring  the 
  rendering  jackal"  are  (1)  that  it  is  more  easily  caught  than 
  the  fox;  (2)  that  the  fox  is  shy  and  suspicious,  and  flies 
  mankind,  while  the  jackal  does  not  and  (3)  that  foxes  are 
  difficult,  jackals  comparatively  easy,  to  treat  in  the  way  here 
  described.  Jackals  hunt  in  large  numbers,  and  are  still  very 
  numerous  in  Southern  Palestine. 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  FOX 
  Field  Operational  X.500 
 
 




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