fox brush


noun

the tail of a fox.

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Origin of fox brush

First recorded in 1890–95
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Example sentences from the Web for fox brush

  • In his helmet in place of a plume he wore a fox-brush spangled with jewels.

    Chivalry|James Branch Cabell
  • Malise now came into the room, and, without speaking, laid a fox-brush before the Princess.

    Chivalry|James Branch Cabell
  • With a squeal of glad discovery, Mortimer grabbed Tipperary with both hands, essaying to pull her fox-brush tail.

    Lad: A Dog|Albert Payson Terhune