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silver fox

a red fox in the color phase in which the fur is black with silver-gray ends on the longer hairs.
Origin of silver fox
1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • A silver-fox stole hung from her shoulders; a gold bag lay on the table under the bunch of violets.

    The Slayer Of souls Robert Chambers
  • Should the most valuable fox that runs be called a black-fox, or a silver-fox?

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • The silver-fox skin is the prize of the north, and this one was of the boy's own harvesting.

    Romany of the Snows Gilbert Parker
  • She daubed a rabbit's foot under each eye and slid into the silver-fox coat.

    Just Around the Corner Fannie Hurst
  • I bought a silver-fox skin from Tsatate; but his wife made him return the articles of trade and recover the skin.

  • Through eyes that were magnified through the glaze of tears Ysobel burrowed her head in the silver-fox collar.

    Just Around the Corner Fannie Hurst
  • It was made entirely from the neck-part of the skins—the only part of the silver-fox which is pure black.

    The Young Voyageurs Mayne Reid
  • One year, he brought in three of the six silver-fox skins taken that winter in the whole of Canada.

    The Wilderness Trail Frank Williams
  • She was wearing a moleskin coat with a deep collar of silver-fox.

    The Kingdom Round the Corner Coningsby Dawson
  • Della ripped the flap, read, and very suddenly sat down on the silver-fox coat.

    Just Around the Corner Fannie Hurst
British Dictionary definitions for silver-fox

silver fox

an American red fox in a colour phase in which the fur is black with long silver-tipped hairs
the valuable fur or pelt of this animal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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