noun Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
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Example sentences from the Web for foxfire
It was very marked 93 ; as decided a phosphorescence as that of the fire-fly, or the fox-fire of the Virginia meadows.Adrift in the Arctic Ice Pack|Elisha Kent Kane
The country people are familiar with the sight of it in wild timber-land, and have given it the name of 'Fox-fire.'The Guardian Angel|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Are there passages which burn with real fire—not punk, fox-fire, make believe?The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 5, 1901-1906|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Fox-fire is occasionally put to a cruel utility by hunters in association with the "salt-lick" for deer.
The more common examples of fox-fire are small bits of decayed wood, but most astonishing specimens have been observed.