A picture was forming of Amanda as a vixen with dark impulses, and her family struggled to control the firestorm.
Was she vixen or fool, this fair snake woman with the beautiful face, for whose smile the officers risked death and disgrace?
I told him that for all her religion she seemed to me to have a deal of the vixen in her.
They sat there looking back at the beautiful scene, as the vixen passed down the harbor.
Do you mean to say, Giles, that you have dared to shoot a fox, and a vixen with a litter too?
"Not for the likes of her," retorted the vixen, with her red arms a-kimbo.
He lost his appetite, and vixen was allowed to eat his dinner under his eyes.
Aye, indeed, what would become of his vixen and her children?
vixen knew the routine of travelling as well as she knew my office-work.
In the important temple of Pacha-camac (the spiritual deity of Peru) they worshipped a she-fox or vixen and an emerald.
Old English *fyxen (implied in adjective fyxan), fem. of fox (see fox, and cf. Middle High German vühsinne, German füchsin). Solitary English survival of the Germanic feminine suffix -en, -in (cf. Old English gyden "goddess;" mynecen "nun," from munuc "monk;" wlyfen "she-wolf"). The figurative sense "ill-tempered woman" is attested from 1570s. The spelling shift from -f- to -v- began late 1500s (see V).