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fen·nec

 (fĕn′ĭk)
n.
A small nocturnal fox (Vulpes zerda syn. Fennecus zerda) of desert regions of northern Africa, having fawn-colored fur and large pointed ears.

[Arabic fanak.]

fennec

(ˈfɛnɛk)
n
(Animals) a very small nocturnal fox, Fennecus zerda, inhabiting deserts of N Africa and Arabia, having pale fur and enormous ears
[C18: from Arabic fenek fox]

fen•nec

(ˈfɛn ɛk)

n.
a small large-eared desert fox, Fennecus zerda, of N Africa and Arabia.
[1780–90; < Arabic fanak < Persian]
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Ce qui permettra aux Fennecs d'aborder cette finale sans la moindre pression.
Avec leur quatrieme succes en quatre matches face au Malawi (3-0), les Fennecs sont officiellement qualifies.
Fennecs are native to North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, inhabiting dry, arid areas, including the Sahara.
That match offers les Fennecs a chance at redemption 32 years on from West Germany's controversial win over Austria, which allowed both countries to advance at World Cup '82 at their expense.
And that includes getting over a tricky first hurdle against Les Fennecs, who have flown under the radar heading into this tournament.
En depit de la fatigue suite au match livre hier dimanche contre le Burkina Faso (84-63), alors que les Algeriens ont beneficie d'une journee de plus de repos, le cinq marocain a assure l'essentiel en venant a bout des Fennecs qui sont parvenus a recoller au score au terme du 3eme quart avec 18 a 26 et meme menant avec une avance de trois points (49-52).
C'est un tout autre scenario qui s'est dessine, avec des Fennecs qui essuient deux defaites sans marquer le moindre but et qui sortent groggy du tournoi sud-africain, avant d'affronter la Cote d'Ivoire "pour du beurre".
However, barely a minute after taking the lead, Les Fennecs had doubled the score.
Algeria's Fennecs pipped the Pharaohs in a play-off in Sudan after both teams were tied on the same points and same goal difference at the end of their group campaign.
Les Fennecs (The Desert Foxes), will be part of the PUMA football portfolio from January 1st 2010.
La belle aventure dans cette CAN des moins de 23 ans se poursuit pour les Fennecs qui ont reussi, hier, un coup double sur la pelouse du stade Leopold-Sedar-Senghor de Dakar.