from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a tail like that of a fox.
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Finding that my short kilt is no longer the mould of national form, I have now altogether abandoned it, while retaining the fox-tailed belly-purse on account of its convenience and handsome appearance.
Buy me a common felt hat -- a man's hat -- as if for yourself, as a change to that animal, "pointing to the fox-tailed cap he wore summer and winter," and I'll show you a trick.