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cross fox

a red fox in the color phase in which the fur is reddish brown with a dark stripe down the back and another over the shoulders.
Origin of cross fox
First recorded in 1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I has a rare fine catch of martens and minks, and one cross fox, three reds and seven whites, but I never catches a silver.

    Left on the Labrador Dillon Wallace
  • The cross fox is a cross between the black or silver and the red fox.

    Hudson Bay R.M. Ballantyne
  • The “cross fox” is supposed by the Indians and some naturalists to be only a variety of the last.

    The Young Voyageurs Mayne Reid
  • The value of the cross fox depends on the markings that give him his name.

  • I bought from him the skin of a cross fox for three dollars.

  • Wouldn't it be nice, now, if we could get a silver or a cross fox?

  • Sometimes the fur is only partly marked with black and then he is called a cross fox.

  • The so-called silver or blue, or black, or cross fox, is only the red fox with a blackish or bluish coat.

    The Fall of the Year Dallas Lore Sharp
  • The cross fox, too, which Andy had killed and left in the trap, must be secured.

    Grit A-Plenty Dillon Wallace
  • The grey fox (Canis cinereo-argenteus), and the cross fox (Canis decussatus), are likewise found here.

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