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Racoon vs. Fox

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Racoonnoun

alternative spelling of raccoon

Foxnoun

A red fox, small carnivore (Vulpes vulpes), related to dogs and wolves, with red or silver fur and a bushy tail.

‘the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog’;

Racoonnoun

an omnivorous nocturnal mammal native to North America and Central America

Foxnoun

Any of numerous species of small wild canids resembling the red fox. In the taxonomy they form the tribe Vulpini within the family Canidae, consisting of nine genera (see the Wikipedia article on the fox).

Foxnoun

The fur of a fox.

Foxnoun

A fox terrier.

Foxnoun

The gemmeous dragonet, a fish, Callionymus lyra, so called from its yellow color.

Foxnoun

A cunning person.

Foxnoun

(slang) A physically attractive man or woman.

Foxnoun

(nautical) A small strand of rope made by twisting several rope-yarns together. Used for seizings, mats, sennits, and gaskets.

Foxnoun

(mechanics) A wedge driven into the split end of a bolt to tighten it.

Foxnoun

(cartomancy) The fourteenth Lenormand card.

Foxnoun

(obsolete) A sword; so called from the stamp of a fox on the blade, or perhaps of a wolf taken for a fox.

Foxverb

(transitive) To trick, fool or outwit (someone) by cunning or ingenuity.

Foxverb

(transitive) To confuse or baffle (someone).

‘This crossword puzzle has completely foxed me.’;

Foxverb

(intransitive) To act slyly or craftily.

Foxverb

(intransitive) To discolour paper. Fox marks are spots on paper caused by humidity.

‘The pages of the book show distinct foxing.’;

Foxverb

(transitive) To make sour, as beer, by causing it to ferment.

Foxverb

(intransitive) To turn sour; said of beer, etc., when it sours in fermenting.

Foxverb

(transitive) To intoxicate; to stupefy with drink.

Foxverb

(transitive) To repair (boots) with new front upper leather, or to piece the upper fronts of.

Foxnoun

A carnivorous animal of the genus Vulpes, family Canidæ, 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.

‘Subtle as the fox for prey.’;

Foxnoun

The European dragonet.

Foxnoun

The fox shark or thrasher shark; - called also sea fox. See Thrasher shark, under Shark.

Foxnoun

A sly, cunning fellow.

‘We call a crafty and cruel man a fox.’;

Foxnoun

Rope yarn twisted together, and rubbed with tar; - used for seizings or mats.

Foxnoun

A sword; - so called from the stamp of a fox on the blade, or perhaps of a wolf taken for a fox.

‘Thou diest on point of fox.’;

Foxnoun

A tribe of Indians which, with the Sacs, formerly occupied the region about Green Bay, Wisconsin; - called also Outagamies.

Foxverb

To intoxicate; to stupefy with drink.

‘I drank . . . so much wine that I was almost foxed.’;

Foxverb

To make sour, as beer, by causing it to ferment.

Foxverb

To repair the feet of, as of boots, with new front upper leather, or to piece the upper fronts of.

Foxverb

To turn sour; - said of beer, etc., when it sours in fermenting.

Foxnoun

alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs

Foxnoun

a shifty deceptive person

Foxnoun

the gray or reddish-brown fur of a fox

Foxnoun

English statesman who supported American independence and the French Revolution (1749-1806)

Foxnoun

English religious leader who founded the Society of Friends (1624-1691)

Foxnoun

a member of an Algonquian people formerly living west of Lake Michigan along the Fox River

Foxnoun

the Algonquian language of the Fox people

Foxverb

deceive somebody;

‘We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week’;

Foxverb

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’;

Foxverb

become discolored with, or as if with, mildew spots

Foxnoun

a member of a North American people formerly living in southern Wisconsin, and now mainly in Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas.

Foxnoun

the Algonquian language of the Fox, now almost extinct.

Foxverb

baffle or deceive (someone)

‘the abbreviation foxed me completely’;

Foxverb

behave in a cunning or sly way

‘to his mind everybody was dodging and foxing’;

Foxadjective

relating to the Fox or their language.

Fox

Foxes are small to medium-sized, omnivorous mammals belonging to several genera of the family Canidae. They have a flattened skull, upright triangular ears, a pointed, slightly upturned snout, and a long bushy tail (or brush).

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