Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fox, Vulpes montanus, very similar to the common fox of Europe, but paler: found in the Himalayas.

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Examples

  • The crow of the grouse, the belling of stags, the bark of the hill-fox, the swish of the great wings of the golden eagle, the song of birds, the lilt of running water, the complaining of the wind through the birches -- all these things made music to DeirdrĂȘ, to whom all things were dear.

    A Book of Myths

  • 'Passing strange is it,' said Deirdre, 'to hear the jay cry and the hill-fox bark while yet the snow lies thick.'

    Celtic Tales, Told to the Children

  • Then said this woman trusted of the King, 'Wait here by this well until the jay cry and the hill-fox bark.

    Celtic Tales, Told to the Children

  • At the same moment was heard the cry of the jay and the bark of the hill-fox.

    Celtic Tales, Told to the Children

  • At the same moment a big hill-fox slunk out of the covert.

    Bob, Son of Battle

  • She was followed by a sheep-dog, small and wiry as a hill-fox.

    A Son of Hagar A Romance of Our Time

  • Mr. Bright told my father, by-the-way, that the legend of the fidelity of the dead adventurer's little dog, "who scared the hill-fox and the raven away," was far from being in accordance with the prosaic facts.

    Hawthorne and His Circle

  • All this while he had seen no four-footed beast, save now and again a hill-fox, and once some outlandish kind of hare; and of fowl but very few: a crow or two, a long-winged hawk, and twice an eagle high up aloft.

    Wood Beyond the World

  • No man they met on the road, nor did they of Shadowy Vale look to meet any; because the Dusky Men were not great hunters for the more part, except it were of men, and especially of women; and, moreover, these hill-slopes of the mountain-necks led no-whither and were utterly waste and dreary, and there was nought to be seen there but snipes and bitterns and whimbrel and plover, and here and there a hill-fox, or the great erne hanging over the heath on his way to the mountain.

    The Roots of the Mountains; Wherein Is Told Somewhat of the Lives of the Men of Burgdale

  • Though the hill-fox bark at his going, and his path with the bramble be grown. "

    The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs

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