fox terrier

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fox terrier

n.
A small terrier of any of various breeds, especially the smooth fox terrier and the wire fox terrier, originally developed in England for driving foxes from their burrows.

fox terrier

n
(Breeds) either of two breeds of small terrier, the wire-haired and the smooth, having a white coat with markings of black or tan or both

fox′ ter′rier


n.
either of two English breeds of small terriers with a long, narrow head and a white coat usu. with black or tan, formerly used for driving foxes from their holes.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fox terrier - small lively black-and-white terriers formerly used to dig out foxesfox terrier - small lively black-and-white terriers formerly used to dig out foxes
terrier - any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground
smooth-haired fox terrier - a fox terrier with smooth hair
wire-haired fox terrier - a fox terrier with wiry hair
Translations
كَلْب الأوْكار
foxteriér
foxterrier
foxi
foxgrefill
foxteriér
tilki terriyeri

fox terrier

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fox

(foks) plural ˈfoxes noun
a type of reddish-brown wild animal which looks like a dog.
adjective
fox-fur.
verb
to puzzle or confuse. She was completely foxed.
ˈfoxy adjective
1. clever in a deceitful way. He's a foxy fellow.
2. like a fox. She had rather foxy features.
ˈfoxhound noun
a kind of dog trained to chase foxes.
fox terrier
a kind of dog formerly trained to drive foxes out of their holes in the ground.
References in classic literature ?
The collie and the fox terriers became frantic with delirious joy, and while the wolf hounds and the great Dane were not a whit less delighted at the return of their master their greetings were of a more dignified nature.
On the other hand, there were the fox terriers, a score of them at least, who yelped fearful promises at Toots and Ysabel looking out of the windows at them and protected by a legion of housemaids armed with brooms and mops.
On a thick green rug stretched in front of the fireplace, a fox terrier lay blinking at the wood fire.
The fox terrier, after a few moments' scratching at the door, resumed his place upon the rug and curled himself up to renewed slumber.
Old Mother Hubbard was boosting me to beat the band as a genuine Pomeranian-Hambletonian-Red-Irish-Cochin-China-Stoke-Pogis fox terrier.
She turned to the fox terrier and made it speak for a piece of meat.
Little Vixen, my fox terrier, went out through the other side; and then there was a roaring and a grunting and bubbling, and I saw the tent cave in, as the pole snapped, and begin to dance about like a mad ghost.
Then I returned again to the valley for an armful of grasses and on this trip was fortunate enough to knock over an orthopi, the diminutive horse of Pellucidar, a little animal about the size of a fox terrier, which abounds in all parts of the inner world.
Evie's fox terrier, who had passed for white, was only a dirty grey dog now, so intense was the purity that surrounded him.
Susceptible breeds include Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Lhasa Apsos, Wire Fox Terriers, West Highland White Terriers, Dalmatians, Poodles, English Setters, Irish Setters, Boxers, and Bulldogs, among others, although any dog may be affected.
But it's also revealed in every chapter and in the minute details out of which this story is built, right down to the history of its central character's "dynasty" of fox terriers, all named Dash.
The men tried to get back in after Ashley, who played Alice Cullen in the series, realised her two fox terriers were still inside.