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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Fox


FOX. noun

1. An animal of the genus Canis, with a straight tail, yellowish or straw-colored hair, and erect ears. This animal burrows in the earth, is remarkable for his cunning, and preys on lambs, geese, hens or other small animals.

2. A sly, cunning fellow.

3. In seaman's language, a seizing made by twisting several rope-yarns together.

4. Formerly, a cant expression for a sword.

FOX, verb transitive To intoxicate; to stupify. [Not used.]