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silver fox

a red fox in the color phase in which the fur is black with silver-gray ends on the longer hairs.
Origin of silver fox
First recorded in 1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Even Skipper Zeb had never in all his life caught a silver fox.

    Left on the Labrador Dillon Wallace
  • When you are sure, you are so sure—Josh knew him now, he was facing the silver fox.

    Wild Animals at Home Ernest Thompson Seton
  • Robes of the silver fox as soft as eider-down, and a cloak of royal ermine; he secured them, too.

    The Wolf's Long Howl Stanley Waterloo
  • I presented the chief with a watch and he gave me a silver fox in return.

    Black Beaver James Campbell Lewis
  • And he had the remains of my silver fox scarf, all torn, around his neck.

    Roy Blakeley Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • For the boys, finding the lair of the silver fox would not insure his capture.

    The Shadow Passes Roy J. Snell
  • The silver fox skin that had been stolen was their whole fortune.

    Troop One of the Labrador Dillon Wallace
  • The most perfect brace of silver fox skins I have ever seen!

    The Crimson Thread Roy J. Snell
  • And with his rifle and one good eye, who knows but he may knock over a silver fox or a bear or two?

British Dictionary definitions for silver fox

silver fox

an American red fox in a colour phase in which the fur is black with long silver-tipped hairs
the valuable fur or pelt of this animal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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