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fox

 (fŏks)
n.
1. pl. fox·es also fox
a. Any of various carnivorous mammals of the family Canidae and especially of the genus Vulpes, found worldwide and characteristically having upright ears, a pointed snout, and a long bushy tail.
b. The fur of one of these mammals.
2. A crafty, sly, or clever person.
3. Slang A sexually attractive person.
4. Nautical Small cordage made by twisting together two or more strands of tarred yarn.
5. Archaic A sword.
v. foxed, fox·ing, fox·es
v.tr.
1. To trick or fool by ingenuity or cunning; outwit.
2. To baffle or confuse.
3. To make (beer) sour by fermenting.
4. To repair (a shoe) by attaching a new upper.
5. Obsolete To intoxicate.
v.intr.
1. To act slyly or craftily.
2. To turn sour in fermenting. Used of beer.

[Middle English, from Old English.]

Fox

 (fŏks)
n. pl. Fox or Fox·es
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting various parts of southern Michigan, southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and eastern Iowa, with present-day populations in central Iowa and with the Sauk in Oklahoma.
2. The Algonquian language of the Fox.

[Translation of French Renards, foxes, perhaps translation of Fox wa·koše·haki, foxes (applied as a name to a clan with the totem of a fox).]

foxing

(ˈfɒksɪŋ)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a piece of leather used to reinforce or trim part of the upper of a shoe

foxing

A brown spotting that discolors prints, caused by dampness.