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FOXES
[ Also see Animals Mammals ]

Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
      - Bible, Song of Solomon (ch. II, v. 15)

The fox has many tricks, the hedgehog only one.
  [Lat., Multa novit vulpes, verum echinus unum magnum.]
      - Desiderius Gerhard Erasmus, Adagia

Tar-baby ain't sayin' nuthin', en brer Fox, he lay low.
      - Joel Chandler Harris,
        Tar-Baby Story--Legends of the Old Plantation
         (ch. XII)

As sheepish as a fox captured by a fowl.
  [Fr., Honteux comme un renard qu'une poule aurait pris.]
      - Jean de la Fontaine, Fables (I, 18)

Where the lion's skin falls short it must be eked out with the fox's.
      - Lysander,
        his remark on being told he resorted too much to craft, in Plutarch's "Life of Lyander"


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