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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.
Origin of gray fox
1670-1680
1670-80, Americanism
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  • Often enough, from the other side of a hedge, I have seen him at work, your gray fox.

    The Surprises of Life Georges Clemenceau
  • There was no gray fox there who knew Indians as they knew themselves.

  • In her evening cloak of green velvet trimmed with gray fox she had the look of a small wild creature of the forest.

    One Man in His Time Ellen Glasgow
  • I once had a gray fox, but one night he got loose, and a dog killed him.

  • However, they are more strictly carnivorous than the gray fox.

    Fur Farming A. R. Harding
  • By June, the black hairs are streaked with gray; and the black fox is a gray fox.

  • This, however, is only in the central and southern districts, as the gray fox is never found far north.

    Fur Farming A. R. Harding
  • The gray fox is one of the least valuable, and is most abundant in the Southern States.

    Science of Trapping Elmer Harry Kreps
  • So when he saw a gray fox padding toward him, instead of running or hiding, he prepared to fight, if that were necessary.

    Swamp Cat James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • The track of the gray fox is rounder and more like that of a cat.

    Science of Trapping Elmer Harry Kreps

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