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  • Under this mantle was a garment of fox-skin, fastened round the waist, and coming down to a point in front.

    In Search of the Castaways

  • Your fox-skin is nearly ready, and seems all right, I will post it to you if you will let me know if this address is still right, and if you will accept my apology for the awful and lunatic way I have behaved with you, and then let the matter rest.

    The Fox

  • And in her dream-despair all she could find that would do was a fox-skin.

    The Fox

  • Not a word nor a cry escaped the boy: he seemed intent on some purpose; and, when the canoe approached near the shore, he drew from his head his fox-skin cap, and threw it so skilfully that it lodged where he meant it should -- on the branch of a tree which projected over the water.

    Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3)

  • The body of the deceased mother, dressed in the best garments she possessed, the robe of white fox-skin with the embroidered sandals of dressed deer-skin, the feathers with which she used to deck her long black hair, and the bracelets of pierced bones which encircled her slender wrists, were placed in the grave lined with pine branches.

    Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 1 (of 3)

  • 'Instead of kindly granting my request, as you did, they set their hounds on me, which condemned me to wear the loathsome fox-skin still longer, so I turned them to stone.'

    Roumanian Fairy Tales

  • He who has killed an enemy in his own land is entitled to drag at his heels a fox-skin attached to each moccasin; and he who has slain a grizzly bear wears a necklace of his claws, the most glorious trophy that a hunter can exhibit.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 4

  • With lamb-skin he wore black, with fawn, white, and with fox-skin, yellow.

    The Sayings Of Confucius

  • "He does pretty well," said an elderly man, with a woollen scarf or muffler about his neck and a fox-skin cap on his head, "He does it pretty well; but, Captain, did you ever see Sam Allen?"

    The Lost Hunter A Tale of Early Times

  • Now I had not seen Sperver, who was my foster-father, for sixteen years; he had grown a full beard in that time, a huge fox-skin cap covered his head, and he was holding his lantern close under my nose.

    The Man-Wolf and Other Tales

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