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gray fox

noun

  1. a fox, Urocyon cinereoargenteus, ranging from Central America through the southwestern and eastern U.S., having blackish-gray upper parts and rusty-yellowish feet, legs, and ears.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of gray fox1

An Americanism dating back to 1670–80

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Example Sentences

They stopped, and White Otter imitated the bark of To-ko-la, the little gray fox.

The bark of the little gray fox sounded a short distance ahead of him.

The gray fox was a mile from his burrow, and knowing that the red fox could outpace him, decided to fight for his booty.

Something of the kind happened in the affair of the "Gray Fox," which once upon a time set my village in uproar.

They had gone some distance when they were suddenly stopped by the sharp bark of the little gray fox.

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