A picture was forming of Amanda as a vixen with dark impulses, and her family struggled to control the firestorm.
Was she vixen or fool, this fair snake woman with the beautiful face, for whose smile the officers risked death and disgrace?
"I wonder what that vixen has said to her," he thought, as he turned in for the night.
They sat there looking back at the beautiful scene, as the vixen passed down the harbor.
The vixen warned him repeatedly; and she herself, after giving the signal “Hide!”
"Not for the likes of her," retorted the vixen, with her red arms a-kimbo.
This was to him a grand discovery, for, in anticipation, cubs and vixen were already his.
Aye, indeed, what would become of his vixen and her children?
I told him that for all her religion she seemed to me to have a deal of the vixen in her.
In the important temple of Pacha-camac (the spiritual deity of Peru) they worshipped a she-fox or vixen and an emerald.
Old English *fyxen (implied in adjective fyxan), fem. of fox (see fox, and cf. Middle High German vühsinne, German füchsin). Solitary English survival of the Germanic feminine suffix -en, -in (cf. Old English gyden "goddess;" mynecen "nun," from munuc "monk;" wlyfen "she-wolf"). The figurative sense "ill-tempered woman" is attested from 1570s. The spelling shift from -f- to -v- began late 1500s (see V).