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Sunday, January 30, 2011

vulpine

\VUHL-pahyn\ , adjective;
1.
Cunning or crafty.
2.
Of or resembling a fox.
Quotes:
His olive complexion surrounded a vulpine smile whenever he looked in the direction of the defendant.
-- Jeffrey R. Ryan, A Volcano Heard Afar
McCone was aware of what was happening, and his leaning posture became more and more vulpine.
-- Stephen King, Richard Bachman, The Running Man
Origin:
Vulpine derives from the Latin word for "fox," vulpinus.
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