from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Fuchs, Klaus Emil Julius 1911-1988. German-born physicist who worked on the development of the atomic bomb in Britain and the United States and was imprisoned (1950-1959) for passing scientific secrets to the Soviet Union.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A student of the first year.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Gorman universities, a student of the first year; a freshman. Compare burnt fox, under burnt.

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  • n. British physicist who was born in Germany and fled Nazi persecution; in the 1940s he passed secret information to the USSR about the development of the atom bomb in the United States (1911-1988)


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  • At 37, midfielder Tracey Fuchs is the oldest and most experienced U.S. hand with Olympic appearances in 1988 and 1996 and 252 international matches. - For field hockey team, meshing is key

  • "Fuchs is in the process of building a coalition of interested parties across the state that can help with the financial costs associated with this type of endeavor," he says.

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  • Sir Vivian Fuchs is a man of action and his deeds will be proclaimed from the pages of many histories.

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  • To support their claim that Oppenheimer recruited Klaus Fuchs for Los Alamos, for example, they cite an article by Aleksandr Feklisov, identified as Fuchs's case officer in London, claiming that Oppenheimer "asked to include Fuchs…."

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  • She couldn't pass a driver's test and felt herself slipping toward blindness as the hereditary disease known as Fuchs 'corneal dystrophy took its toll. stories

  • Foss 'last name was originally Fuchs, which is German for "fox."

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  • Consequently in the German social democracy, in contradistinction to other socialist parties which are less solidly organized, we find that not merely the recently enrolled member of the party (the so-called Fuchs), but also the ordinary member who does not live in the service and by the service of the party but has preserved his outward independence as a private author or in some other capacity, and has therefore not been incorporated among the cogwheels of the party machine, very rarely succeeds in making his influence felt.

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  • Not to make a blockheaded guess here but is it Joel Polis who played 'Fuchs' in The Thing?

    Play your hunch

  • Goldberg immediately called Fuchs and urged him to expand Morris’s portfolio to include international.

    Fortune’s Fool

  • It was mainly about "Fuchs" and "Philister," and duels and drinking-bouts at the neighbouring University of Schoppenhausen, from which renowned seat of learning they had just come in the Eilwagen, with Becky, as it appeared, by their side, and in order to be present at the bridal fetes at Pumpernickel.

    Vanity Fair


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