American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, resembling, or characteristic of a fox.
- adj. Cunning; clever.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a fox; technically, resembling the fox as a member of tho Vulpinæ; related to the foxes; alopecoid: distinguished from lupine or thoöid.
- Resembling a fox in traits or disposition; also, characteristic of the fox; foxy; cunning; crafty.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to the fox; resembling the fox; foxy; cunning; crafty; artful.
- adj. resembling or characteristic of a fox
- From Latin vulpinus ("foxy, fox-like"), from vulpēs, earlier volpēs ("fox"), from Proto-Indo-European *wl(o)p- (“fox”). Cognate with Welsh llywarn ("fox"), Ancient Greek ἀλώπηξ (alōpēks), Armenian աղուէս (aluēs), Albanian dhelpër, Lithuanian vilpišỹs ("wildcat"), Sanskrit lopāśa ("jackal, fox"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin vulpīnus, from vulpēs, fox. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I remember that as we said good-by there was that in her smile that recalled the vulpine complacency of Mona Lisa, the Wise.”
“I remember that as we said good-bye, there was that in her smile that recalled the vulpine complacency of Mona Lisa, the”
“And when he later threatens the recalcitrant Goneril that her sister will "with her nails flay thy wolfish visage", he brandishes his own vulpine claw in her face.”
“All traces of courtly refinement and laconic humour had vanished; he was now callous and vulpine, the renegade spirit of the hoodlum streets returning to his lost playground.”
“Shane Warne's return to the Sky box has allowed British viewers a first sighting of his vulpine new look, sparking more rumours of a face lift.”
“The vulpine Evtushenko, although an accomplished technician and a past mistress of Lock's supercharged style, is never an autonomous being, but is always manipulated, shaped and turned by men.”
“Lyons père was a young lawyer writing a weekly column for the Sunday English-language page of the Yiddish Forward when he won a Post contest to find a challenger to Walter Winchell, the vulpine king of newspaper gossip.”
“I nodded at recollection of the vulpine-face superintendent of the Sierra Mills.”
“Korea she had made into a granary and a colony; treaty privileges and vulpine diplomacy gave her the monopoly of Manchuria.”
“Henry Dallas, the superintendent, was a vulpine-faced creature who regarded me insolently and refused to talk.”
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