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or rey·nard  (rā′nərd, -närd′, rĕn′ərd)
A fox.

[Middle English Renard, Reynard, from Old French Renart and Middle Dutch Reynaert, the name of the fox in the beast epic Roman de Renart.]
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(ˈrɛnəd; ˈrɛnɑːd; ˈreɪnəd; ˈreɪnɑːd)
(European Myth & Legend) a name for a fox, used in medieval tales, fables, etc
[from earlier Renard, Renart, hero of the French bestiary Roman de Renart: ultimately from the Old High German name Reginhart, literally: strong in counsel]
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(ˈreɪ nɑrd, -nərd, ˈrɛn ərd)

a name given to the fox, orig. in the medieval beast epic Reynard the Fox.
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Noun1.Reynard - a conventional name for a fox used in tales following usage in the old epic `Reynard the Fox'Reynard - a conventional name for a fox used in tales following usage in the old epic `Reynard the Fox'
fox - alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
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"That's for me, as I am a Fox," said Master Reynard, and he walked up to the foot of the tree.
One black chicken which the administrator could not catch, black as night and as silent, not even croaking, awaiting Reynard, still went to roost in the next apartment.
Visually impaired Andrew Reynard, 55, said he relies on the telly for company.
Peer through 'My House', a playful circus theatre experience for little ones, experience The Bonkers Balloon Show filled with comedy, music and magic, and follow the tale of Reynard the trickster fox through puppetry and live music.
"We didn't adjust very well today," said South Elgin coach Brad Reynard, "but kudos to Fremd.
Other arrested suspected drug users were identified as Dominador Mata Reponte, Gapar Sahid Hempon, Malvan Gemarino Capones, Aljun Ambit Olom, Jommel John Recomba Deza, Emeliano Canendo Tutor, Dante Tacdoro Abastillas Jr., Jimmy Cabaluna Suroysuroy, Andrian Villa Abrille Alipio, Dennis Capuno Landeza, Reynard Anos Tadle and Ruel Mabawan Galacio.
e school - part of the Altius Trust - opened in September 2017 with 210 Year 7 pupils and has quickly impressed parents with its high academic performance, impressive culture and wide ranging extra-curricular opportunities, all designed to deliver the school's inclusive vision of 'a fantastic future for all.' Headteacher Mrs Reynard said: "MEA Central serves a diverse and ambitious community.
Reports received by the office of Chief Superintendent Romulo Sapitula, Ilocos police director, said the body of Reynard Mostoles, 23, was stuffed in a sack.
Peralta, PRO1 public information officer said that the body was identified as Reynard Mostoles of Nagrebcan, Luna, La Union, linked to the "Ramos Group", and was a former bodyguard of Marcos Vice-Mayor Jose Ermitanyo.
Durham City v Mainsforth DURHAM CITY: J Atkinson c Cavanagh b C Reynard 50, T Balkwill not out 125, J Hindmarsh c Cavanagh b Bihari 29, T Steele not out 52.
Mrs Reynard braved the crate challenge but struggled to control her screams.
A Newcastle win would have upset the show's status quo and many fans of the quiz were rooting for the team, made up of Jonathan Noble, Adam Lowery, Molly Nielsen and Jack Reynard.