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black fox

noun
1.
a red fox in a color phase in which its fur is mostly black.
Origin of black fox
1595-1605
1595-1605, Americanism
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  • He gave it up, and returned to the sled, to show the astounded 'Merican Joe the third black fox.

  • Silver and black fox had become the sole purpose of his life.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • Red foxes and mink, and occasionally the black fox, greatly valued for its fur, are taken by the hunters.

  • The most valuable of the furs mentioned in the above list is that of the black fox.

    Hudson Bay R.M. Ballantyne
  • They did fairly well, but were not fortunate in securing any skins of the black fox and but few of the sable.

    Condemned as a Nihilist George Alfred Henty
  • Meanwhile, Archie and Harry were in hot pursuit of the black fox.

    Frank in the Woods Harry Castlemon
  • The king of the Scythians, who could neither write nor read, presented a hundred warlike horses with black fox skin housings.

    Voltaire's Romances Franois-Marie Arouet
  • And Archie, in imagination, was again in pursuit of the black fox.

    Frank in the Woods Harry Castlemon
  • I know I can think of a good many punishments fitting for the rascal who stole our black fox.

  • A black fox came toward him, carrying a ptarmigan in his mouth.

    Love of Life Jack London

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