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 for fox
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fox \Fox\ (f[o^]ks), n.; pl. Foxes. [AS. fox; akin to D. vos,
     G. fuchs, OHG. fuhs, foha, Goth. fa['u]h[=o], Icel. f[=o]a
     fox, fox fraud; of unknown origin, cf. Skr. puccha tail. Cf.
     Vixen.]
     1. (Zool.) 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.
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     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.
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                 Subtle as the fox for prey.        --Shak.
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     2. (Zool.) The European dragonet.
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     3. (Zool.) The fox shark or thrasher shark; -- called also
        sea fox. See Thrasher shark, under Shark.
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     4. A sly, cunning fellow. [Colloq.]
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              We call a crafty and cruel man a fox. --Beattie.
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     5. (Naut.) Rope yarn twisted together, and rubbed with tar;
        -- used for seizings or mats.
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     6. A sword; -- so called from the stamp of a fox on the
        blade, or perhaps of a wolf taken for a fox. [Obs.]
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              Thou diest on point of fox.           --Shak.
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     7. pl. (Ethnol.) A tribe of Indians which, with the Sacs,
        formerly occupied the region about Green Bay, Wisconsin;
        -- called also Outagamies.
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     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 (Zool.), 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 (Zool.), 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 (Zool.), the thrasher shark. See Thrasher
        shark, under Thrasher.
  
     Fox sleep, pretended sleep.
  
     Fox sparrow (Zool.), a large American sparrow ({Passerella
        iliaca); -- so called on account of its reddish color.
  
     Fox squirrel (Zool.), 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 (Zool.), 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.
  
     Fox wedge (Mach. & Carpentry), a wedge for expanding the
        split end of a bolt, cotter, dowel, tenon, or other piece,
        to fasten the end in a hole or mortise and prevent
        withdrawal. The wedge abuts on the bottom of the hole and
        the piece is driven down upon it. Fastening by fox wedges
        is called foxtail wedging.
  
     Fox wolf (Zool.), one of several South American wild dogs,
        belonging to the genus Canis. They have long, bushy
        tails like a fox.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              I drank . . . so much wine that I was almost foxed.
                                                    --Pepys.
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     2. To make sour, as beer, by causing it to ferment.
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     3. To repair the feet of, as of boots, with new front upper
        leather, or to piece the upper fronts of.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fox \Fox\, v. i.
     To turn sour; -- said of beer, etc., when it sours in
     fermenting.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dragonet \Drag"on*et\, n.
     1. A little dragon. --Spenser.
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     2. (Zool.) A small British marine fish ({Callionymuslyra);
        -- called also yellow sculpin, fox, and gowdie.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  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, fox, slyboots]
      3: the grey or reddish-brown fur of a fox
      4: English statesman who supported American independence and the
         French Revolution (1749-1806) [syn: Fox, Charles James
         Fox]
      5: English religious leader who founded the Society of Friends
         (1624-1691) [syn: Fox, George Fox]
      6: a member of an Algonquian people formerly living west of Lake
         Michigan along the Fox River
      7: the Algonquian language of the Fox
      v 1: deceive somebody; "We tricked the teacher into thinking
           that class would be cancelled next week" [syn: flim-flam,
           play a joke on, play tricks, trick, fob, fox,
           pull a fast one on, play a trick on]
      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, fox, befuddle,
         fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate]
      3: become discolored with, or as if with, mildew spots

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  28 Moby Thesaurus words for "fox":
     African hunting dog, Artful Dodger, Cape hunting dog,
     Philadelphia lawyer, Yankee horse trader, brush wolf, charmer,
     coyote, crafty rascal, dingo, dodger, glib tongue, horse trader,
     hyena, jackal, lobo, medicine wolf, prairie wolf, reynard, shyster,
     slick citizen, sly dog, slyboots, sweet talker, swindler,
     timber wolf, trickster, wolf
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  FOX
         Field Operational X.500
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Free Objects for Crystallography
  Fox
  
      (Fox) A free, open-source program for ab
     initio structure determination from powder diffraction.
  
     http://vincefn.net/Fox/)">Fox Wiki (http://vincefn.net/Fox/).
  
     (2014-01-21)
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  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 U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Fox, AK -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Alaska
     Population (2000):    300
     Housing Units (2000): 159
     Land area (2000):     13.601285 sq. miles (35.227166 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    13.601285 sq. miles (35.227166 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            26870
     Located within:       Alaska (AK), FIPS 02
     Location:             64.953979 N, 147.628325 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Fox, AK
      Fox
  

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