from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The head of a fox.
- n. A drinking-cup in the form of the head of a fox, suggested by the Grecian rhyton. Such cups were made by European potters in the latter part of the eighteenth century.
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He found one at last, made by Stidmann for a Russian, who was unable to pay for it when finished, — a fox-head in gold, with a ruby of exorbitant value; all his savings went into the purchase, the cost of which was seven thousand francs.
On a fox-head, that translated to showing the barest tips of her teeth.
Behind them came a slim maid, wearing only a black fox-head, and the soft pelt dangling from her belt, and the tail behind.
The silk ones terminated in a sort of coaching fold, and were secured by a golden fox-head pin, while the striped starchers, with the aid of a pin on each side, just made a neat, unpretending tie in the middle, a sort of miniature of the flagrant, flyaway, Mile-End ones of aspiring youth of the present day.
Clutching my chapel door key I determinedly do not look at The Old Lock-Up's fox-head door knocker as I pass.