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red fox

noun
1.
a fox, Vulpes vulpes, usually having orangish-red to reddish-brown fur.
Origin of red fox
1630-1640
An Americanism dating back to 1630-40
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  • "red fox is great warrior; red fox have eyes like father of his name," he said.

    The Fiery Totem Argyll Saxby
  • He know that white boy too brave to suffer; red fox too bad to live.

    The Fiery Totem Argyll Saxby
  • Could it be that, after all, Mackintosh had been mistaken, or that red fox had deluded them?

    The Fiery Totem Argyll Saxby
  • red fox will gladly hear the wise words the Thunder-maker will speak.

    The Fiery Totem Argyll Saxby
  • Pale-face—he sleep, but he wake soon when red fox make sign of totem.

    The Fiery Totem Argyll Saxby
  • The red fox was the only species that abounded in this locality.

  • The cross fox is a cross between the black or silver and the red fox.

    Hudson Bay R.M. Ballantyne
  • Her red fox's head could then be seen over the top, looking round.

  • These instructions had their effect upon the sagacious brain of red fox.

    Red Fox Charles G. D. Roberts
  • It was not in the direction of home that red fox ran, but straight away from it.

    Red Fox Charles G. D. Roberts
British Dictionary definitions for red fox

red fox

noun
1.
the common fox, Vulpes vulpes, which has a reddish-brown coat: family Canidae, order Carnivora (carnivores)
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