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dog fox

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  1. a male fox.
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Origin of dog fox

First recorded in 1570–80
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Historical Examples

  • Their skins were almost worthless, and they were as cunning as any dog-fox.

    In the Brooding Wild

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • In an instant, they were swooped down to the place where the dog-fox had passed.

  • A dog-fox dared no longer call to his mate for fear of betraying his whereabouts to the hound, now abroad at all hours.

    Master Reynard

    Jane Fielding

  • The bark of the dog-fox melted into distance, becoming indistinguishable from the voice of the returning tide.

    A Scout of To-day

    Isabel Hornibrook

  • Very soon she led her cubs into the earth, the dog-fox had vanished and Mr. Tebrick was again alone.

    Lady Into Fox

    David Garnett