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isabella


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Isabella  \Is`a*bel"la\,  n.,  Isabella  color  \Is`a*bel"la  col"or\ 
  [Said  to  be  named  from  the  Spanish  princess  Isabella, 
  daughter  of  king  Philip  II.,  in  allusion  to  the  color  assumed 
  by  her  shift,  which  she  wore  without  change  from  1601  to 
  1604,  in  consequence  of  a  vow  made  by  her.] 
  A  brownish  yellow  color. 
 
  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  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Isabella,  MN 
  Zip  code(s):  55607 
  Isabella,  MO 
  Zip  code(s):  65676 
  Isabella,  OK 
  Zip  code(s):  73747 




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