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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Discolored with yellowish-brown stains: "Their set of George Eliot was foxed and buckled by the rain” ( John Cheever).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Discolored by incipient decay: said of timber.
- Discolored, stained, or spotted: said of books or prints, with reference to the paper. The discoloration in books is usually caused by imperfect cleansing from the chemicals used in the manufacture of the paper.
- Covered by a foxing, as a shoe.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of fox.; baffled; outwitted.
- adj. Of paper, having yellowish brown stains.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Discolored or stained; -- said of timber, and also of the paper of books or engravings.
- adj. Repaired by foxing.
- Perhaps from the color of foxes. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“She had been "foxed" -- herself was but a mere moor-fox.”
“In fact, if you look at the dictionary, the definition of 'foxed' is 'discoloured with yellowish brown staining', and I fear it might be reasonably appropriate.”
“In fact, if you look at the dictionary, the definition of 'foxed' is discoloured with yellowish-brown staining, and I fear it might be reasonably appropriate.”
“Lincoln's pay for his first piece of surveying came in the shape of two buckskins, and it was Hannah who "foxed" them on his trousers.”
“Two half-drunken Chinamen come along quarrelling and sat down near me, and I 'foxed' I was sound asleep.”
“But his features, in spite of irregularity, and a complexion resembling the tone of 'foxed' paper, attracted observation, and rewarded it; his eye had a pleasant twinkle, oddly in contrast with the lines of painful thought upon his forehead, and the severity of strained muscles in the lower part of his face.”
“One old settler relates that for a survey made for him by Lincoln he paid two buckskins, which Hannah Armstrong "foxed" on his pants so that the briars would not wear them out.”
“auf dem etwas stockfleckigen Passepartout - stockfleckig was new to me and means with patches caused by mould on textiles, paper, wood - pale, brownish or greyish-black spot with a musty smell - foxed, in fact I had to look up "foxed" too!”
“AFP/Getty Images The government has to find a solution to a problem that has so far foxed politicians and regulators.”
“Things were all foxed up thanks to our repiggie types but now the adults are running things.”
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Citation: 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, unabridged from the original 1811 edition, with a foreword by Max Harris. London: Bibliophile Books, 1984.
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