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gray fox

noun
1.
a fox, Urocyon cinereoargenteus, ranging from Central America through the southwestern and eastern U.S., having blackish-gray upper parts and rusty-yellowish feet, legs, and ears.
Origin of gray fox
1670-1680
An Americanism dating back to 1670-80
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  • The "gray fox" was sending in his ambulance and a staff-officer at that very moment.

    Marion's Faith. Charles King
  • In general appearance he is more like the gray fox than Reddy.

  • There was no gray fox there who knew Indians as they knew themselves.

  • All his people knew gray fox was a good man and would not make trouble.

    Red Men and White Owen Wister
  • I once had a gray fox, but one night he got loose, and a dog killed him.

  • Often enough, from the other side of a hedge, I have seen him at work, your gray fox.

    The Surprises of Life Georges Clemenceau
  • By June, the black hairs are streaked with gray; and the black fox is a gray fox.

  • The gray fox is one of the least valuable, and is most abundant in the Southern States.

    Science of Trapping Elmer Harry Kreps
  • The track of the gray fox is rounder and more like that of a cat.

    Science of Trapping Elmer Harry Kreps
  • However, they are more strictly carnivorous than the gray fox.

    Fur Farming A. R. Harding

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