adjective Date: 1847 discolored with foxing <
foxed leaves of old books

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  • Foxed — Foxed, a. 1. Discolored or stained; said of timber, and also of the paper of books or engravings. [1913 Webster] 2. Repaired by foxing; as, foxed boots. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foxed — Fox Fox, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foxed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Foxing}.] [See {Fox}, n., cf. Icel. fox imposture.] 1. To intoxicate; to stupefy with drink. [1913 Webster] I drank . . . so much wine that I was almost foxed. Pepys. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foxed —    drunk    Literally, deceived, and so a variant of the obsolete deceived in liquor, which seeks to imply it was not your fault:     ... poured drink into himself until he was completely foxed. (Fraser, 1970)    As usual, the half is the same as …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • foxed — /fokst/, adj. 1. deceived; tricked. 2. stained or spotted a yellowish brown, as by age: a dog eared and foxed volume of poetry. 3. (of museum specimens of birds and mammals) having melanin pigments that have oxidized with age to a reddish brown… …   Universalium

  • foxed — ˈfäkst adjective Etymology: fox (I) + ed : discolored with yellowish brown stains due to dampness, fungus activity, metallic impurities, or incipient decay foxed leaves of old books …   Useful english dictionary

  • foxed — 1. verb ; baffled; outwitted. 2. adjective Of paper, having yellowish brown stains …   Wiktionary

  • foxed — adj. tricked; deceived; cheated; stained or spotted with yellowish brown color (due to age); (relating to specimens of birds and mammals in museums) having melanin pigments that have oxidized to a reddish brown color with age fÉ‘ks /fÉ’ks n. type …   English contemporary dictionary

  • foxed — adjective (of the paper of old books or prints) discoloured with brown spots. Derivatives foxing noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • foxed — [[t]fɒkst[/t]] adj. stained or spotted a yellowish brown • Etymology: 1605–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • slipper-foxed — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: slipper (II) + foxed, past participle of fox : having a vamp extending back over the heel and taking the place of the foxing or counter a slipper foxed shoe …   Useful english dictionary

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