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  1. fox terrier

    • noun

      a terrier of a short-haired or wire-haired breed originally used for unearthing foxes.
    • (1624–91), English preacher and founder of the Society of Friends (Quakers).
    • noun

      a wild grape-bearing vine native to the eastern US.
    • noun

      a small fox with a thick coat that turns white in winter, found on the tundra of North America and Eurasia.
    • noun

      the sport of hunting a fox across country with a pack of hounds by a group of people on foot and horseback, a traditional sport of the English landed gentry.
    • noun

      a russet-grey fox found on the steppes of central Asia.
    • (1800–77), English pioneer of photography; full name William Henry Fox Talbot. He produced the first photograph on paper in 1835. Five years later he discovered a process for producing a negative from which multiple positive prints could be made, though the independently developed daguerreotype proved to be superior.
    • a US film production company formed in 1935 by the merger of the Fox Company with Twentieth Century. Under production head Darryl F. Zanuck (1902–79) the company pioneered widescreen film techniques.
    • a US film production company formed in 1935 by the merger of the Fox Company with Twentieth Century. Under production head Darryl F. Zanuck the company pioneered widescreen film techniques.
    • (1749–1806), British statesman. He became a Whig MP in 1768, supporting American independence and the French Revolution, and collaborated with Lord North to form a coalition government (1783–4).
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