Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The head of a fox.
  • n. A drinking-cup in the form of the head of a fox, suggested by the Grecian rhyton. Such cups were made by European potters in the latter part of the eighteenth century.

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Examples

  • He found one at last, made by Stidmann for a Russian, who was unable to pay for it when finished, — a fox-head in gold, with a ruby of exorbitant value; all his savings went into the purchase, the cost of which was seven thousand francs.

    Modeste Mignon

  • On a fox-head, that translated to showing the barest tips of her teeth.

    The Chrome Borne

  • Behind them came a slim maid, wearing only a black fox-head, and the soft pelt dangling from her belt, and the tail behind.

    The Hidden Children

  • The silk ones terminated in a sort of coaching fold, and were secured by a golden fox-head pin, while the striped starchers, with the aid of a pin on each side, just made a neat, unpretending tie in the middle, a sort of miniature of the flagrant, flyaway, Mile-End ones of aspiring youth of the present day.

    Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour

  • Clutching my chapel door key I determinedly do not look at The Old Lock-Up's fox-head door knocker as I pass.

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