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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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"Mais le plus important demeure que Belmadi n'a pas plonge dans l'inconnu en se retrouvant a la tete des Fennecs. Lorsqu'il a accepte de les prendre en main, le bonhomme ne l'a pas fait a la legere.
A few hundred fans of the 'Fennecs', as the Algerian team is known, managed to reach the harbour after skipping police barriers.
Les Fennecs et les Lions de la Teranga vont croiser le fer dans une finale logique entre favoris, vendredi prochain au Caire.
The Elephants will play against the Fennecs of Algeria on July 11 at the stadium of Suez.
He says that most of the animals hail from overseas and do not exist in the wild in Cambodia such as marmosets, fennecs, jerboas and guinea pigs.
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".