from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The industry of rearing the blue or arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) for its valuable skin.


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  • Born in Wingham, Ontario, to a fox-farming father (who eventually wrote a novel about his Scottish ancestors) and a schoolteacher mother (who died of a debilitating and disfiguring disease when Munro was in her twenties), she went on to win a scholarship to college, which she attended for two years, until the money ran out.

    True North

  • If fox-farming some day should actually supersede the use of the present sharp-toothed leg trap, no small gain would have been effected.

    A Labrador Doctor The Autobiography of Wilfred Thomason Grenfell


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